Thursday 18th March 2021

High pressure remains in control – but there will be a lot of cloud around and temperatures nothing special at all. The wait for something spring-like will have to continue.

Thanks to Christopher for the photograph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a bit of occasional light rain, a chilly north-easterly breeze and down to around 5’C.

Friday starts cloudy – perhaps the odd spot of rain. Cloud will gradually break and thin somewhat from late morning onwards, but still quite cloudy. 10’C in a chilly north-easterly breeze. Clear spells overnight though cloud thickening towards dawn, down to around 2’C.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy. The odd sunny break at times, perhaps a spot or two of light rain. Around 10’C. Quite cloudy overnight though a few clear spells, down to around 5’C.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy. The odd sunny break at times, one or two scattered light showers. Around 11’C, perhaps squeezing a 12’C. Quite a lot of cloud overnight though some clear spells – down to around 2’C. An outside chance of a frost if a bit less cloud than currently expecting.

Monday will be…rather cloudy. A bit more hope for a bit of sunshine, mostly in the morning, but generally a lot of cloud, especially in the afternoon. A small chance of a light shower, 11’C. Some clear spells overnight, down to around 3’C.

Subtle changes for Tuesday as high pressure will have re-orientated to be to our east/south-east – which if there wasn’t so much cloud trapped under the high pressure could be vaguely pleasant.

Alas, lots of cloud. A bit of sunshine in the morning, but otherwise cloudy. 12’C, maybe 13’C at a push. Generally quite cloudy overnight, down to around 5’C – the odd spot of light rain possible.

Wednesday is uncertain – there is a fair chance of a weak weather front bringing some, yeah, cloud but also some general light rain – though equally this may pass through swiftly to be followed by some sunshine.

By Thursday we start to see low pressure edge closer to the north-west of the UK, which should bring a bit of a breeze and therefore should clear much of the stubborn low cloud of recent days. So a bit more sunshine, still some cloud, and temperatures around 13’C.

Low confidence by Friday, but perhaps some showers, some sunshine and something a little milder, say 14’C would be a reasonable call.

Very low confidence for next Saturday – the two more likely outcomes are either wet or sunny and quite warm. Quite a lot needs resolving first.

April should be a pleasant month with plenty of sunshine and things warming up. In time for Easter weekend? I’m not sure…but there is certainly hope.

Have a good weekend.

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