Met Office weather: Aidan gives forecast fir UK weekend weather

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The UK is set for more snow as the Met Office warned we could be in store for “cyclonic conditions”. Temperatures are also looking more promising and will likely be mild, with sunny spells. However, towards the end of March and the start of April, a series of weather conditions are expected to move in, reports the Mirror.

This will consist of heavy rainfall, wind and storms, with the potential for snow to return.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast from March 21 to 30 states: “Initial cloud and rain clearing northeastwards on Tuesday, likely followed by sunny spells interspersed with showers, these perhaps heavy at times, especially in the north.

“Further cloud and rain may then spread from the west later. Locally strong winds possible, with a low risk of coastal gales.

“The rest of the period will likely be characterised by continued unsettled weather, with cyclonic conditions expected to dominate initially, bringing rain and showers, these heavy at times.

“The west seeing the most precipitation and the east staying comparatively drier. Windy at times, with a continued risk of coastal gales.

“Wintry showers may return at times in the north later, however precipitation totals generally less here than in the south. Temperatures generally normal to mild, however brief widely cold spells are probable.”

Dr Mark McCarthy from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre said this type of weather is not unusual for the time of year. He said: “If we look back at the start of March in 2021, the maximum temperatures for the UK were very similar to the values we’ve seen at the start of March 2023.

“With sudden stratospheric warming taking place in February, the very same weather event which brought in the Beast from the East 2018, many will be forgiven for thinking a repeat performance was due to occur this month.”

Most areas seeing sunny spells today but also some showers, heavy at times with the odd rumble of thunder. Northern Scotland and parts of eastern and southern England cloudier with some more persistent rain for a time. Milder than yesterday.

Met Office spokesperson Stephen Dixon told The Independent a change to the jet stream means there is still some “uncertainty in next week’s forecast”, but he was confident that widespread rain and strong winds would be the “main feature”.

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