Friday 24th March 2023

Staying unsettled with a short cold spell from Sunday.

Thanks to Eve for the photograph.

Friday sees low pressure in charge – and once it clears east it will allow colder air to spread down from the north.

Some sunny spells but plenty of cloud bubbling up, with some heavy showers – perhaps very heavy with a small chance of hail and/or thunder. Breezy with fairly strong gusts in any showers, but mild, 13’C, maybe 14’C. Showers mostly fading in the evening and overnight, though one or two stray ones will be around, down to around 7’C.

Saturday again sees some sunny spells, and also some showers. Less showers and less potent than Friday, but still possibly on the heavy side, and you still may catch a few during the course of the day. Mild and breezy, with strong gusts still possible in showers, around 13’C. Cloud thickening overnight with outbreaks of rain spreading up from the south-west from around late evening – some heavy bursts possible. Down to around 6’C.

Sunday starts with outbreaks of rain. Some uncertainty as to how long it takes to clear – midday would be a good starting point, but it could be up to a few hours either way. Not much in the way of sunshine to follow, a northerly wind making it feel colder later too. 8’C. Clear spells developing overnight – likely a frost, down to around 0’C.

Monday sees high pressure in charge temporarily – though there is a large area of low pressure to our west and the jetstream is pretty strong and together.

There will be plenty of sunshine – some cloud developing, especially in the afternoon but sunshine generally the theme. However, it will be cold for late March, around 8’C. Clear skies at first, temperatures down to around 1’C and we might get a frost – close call. Cloud thickening and becoming quite windy by dawn.

Tuesday sees a band of rain spread across – not expecting too much in the way of rain, mostly light to moderate. Quite windy and temperatures around 7’C. Mostly cloudy overnight though becoming a bit milder, 9’C.

Wednesday looks windy with either rain or showers. Much milder though, around 14’C.

Thursday and Friday broadly similar – showery more likely than general rain, temperatures roughly between 12’C and 16’C – depending on sunshine amounts.

Hints of high pressure trying to build next weekend – I wouldn’t expect it shower-free yet, but maybe at least something pleasant. Perhaps even quite warm into the start of the next week – but very low confidence.

Early suggestions for Easter weekend are that drier weather is slightly more likely overall, though that wouldn’t necessarily mean dry all weekend, with high pressure more likely to build to our east/north-east.

Depending on exact positioning, that could lead to a chilly easterly – or a warm southerly. The chilly easterly would more likely be cloudy with some drizzle possible, the warm southerly may feature the odd heavy, thundery shower. Long way away though! And of course, we could have a warm southerly that turns into a chilly easterly, or vice versa, or maybe some other combination.

At least there’s a chance of something warmer!

Next forecast will probably be on Monday, but I’m going to Malta for a few days as I need some warm sunshine. So it will be whenever I feel like. Any tips for Malta welcomed.

Have a good weekend.

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