Issued by the Met Office on 2017-02-21 at 04:00:00
Mainly cloudy with intermittent light rain. Locally bright.
It will be mainly cloudy through the day with intermittent light rain. Some bright spells may form, especially in north. Staying mild, but with strengthening winds later. Maximum Temperature 13C.
Continuing cloudy overnight, but apart from a few spots of rain it should stay mainly dry. Mild, but southwesterly winds will become strong and gusty. Minimum Temperature 10C.
Mainly dry at first, but a band of occasionally heavy rain will move southwards during the day. Becoming drier and brighter in north later. Winds easing. Maximum Temperature 12C.
Cloudy with occasional heavy rain on Thursday and very windy, perhaps severe gales later. Cold, mainly dry and sunny on Friday, then frosty overnight. Rain and strong winds later Saturday.
Late February and early March look generally mild, changeable and at times unsettled, with Atlantic depressions pushing across the UK. This means spells of rain, some of which could be heavy across high ground in the north and west, and accompanied by windy conditions, perhaps with gales at times, again more likely in the north and west. Showers in between these Atlantic systems could be wintry over northern hills. Some wind and rain is likely for the south and east too, though with more prolonged spells of drier and brighter weather in-between. Throughout this period there remains a lower chance that high pressure centred to the southwest of the UK may become more dominant and this would mean rather more settled conditions establishing themselves, with some overnight frost.
For March there is a fair amount of uncertainty, but the weather is most likely to be unsettled at first. There will be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There will, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be a little above normal for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, which is most probable later in the period, particularly if settled conditions develop more widely.
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