UK's weather forecast
According to Sky News, the cloudy skies continue on Sunday, but most places will be dry with light winds. The best chance of bright or sunny spells will be in the northeast.
BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor noted that Britain was seeing sparks of early summer with warm temperatures. He noted that Britain saw one of the highest temperatures throughout Europe on Thursday due to the high pressure. He added going into the weekend, Britains could expect the temperatures to remain in the mid-teens albeit with more cloud than sunshine.
Mr Taylor said: "Look at this from Thursday, it is not often that I get to say this. Yesterday across the entirety of Europe, two of the warmest spots were in Scotland and Iceland. Highs of 19 and 20 degrees, almost a feel of early summer. The reason is we have had high pressure to the west of us and the winds around the high-pressure system go in a clockwise fashion."
"We have been drawing up the air from the mid-Atlantic, pushing into Iceland and then west of the UK."
The BBC Weather forecaster noted cold air from Scandinavia has been impacting the south-east of Europe.
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However, temperatures are still set to increase over the weekend despite this. He continued: "On Friday there will be some sunshine in the southeast corner of the UK but a lot of clouds elsewhere."
"This afternoon even though we have got the sunshine across East Anglia and the south-east it will still be a chilly day. But yesterday it was 19 degrees in Edinburgh and today the warmest of the air today probably to the western side of the central belt. It will be about 16 or 17 degrees in the Glasgow area and temperatures elsewhere around where it should be for the time of year."
For some areas, there will be outbreaks of rain and cloud through Friday, however.
Mr Taylor continued: "On Saturday with all that cloud around temperatures won't drop too much but where you do get the breaks there is an outside chance of some frost. Throughout Saturday there will be plenty of clouds but it is a case of finding some of the breaks. Eastern Scotland into northeastern England there will be some more sunshine."
Through Saturday, temperatures will range across the UK with a high of 14 degrees and a low of 9 degrees. Looking forward the Met Office said: "Going into April, settled conditions are likely to continue in southern and eastern areas, where a good deal of dry and bright weather will occur."
"The weather in the northwest will be changeable and unsettled, and there is a slight possibility that some of the wet and windy weather may push southwards into central areas at times, allowing clearer but showery weather into the northwest. Conditions look to be drier than average for most."
"Temperatures are expected to be near to or milder than average, with any cooler interludes likely to be short-lived, and mostly in the north. With the year progressing and temperatures warming, there is an increased chance of afternoon showers, even in the settled southeast."
|BBC Weather have forecast the hot weather to continue through the country as temperatures reach 17 degrees Celcius after a burst of summer air. (Image: BBC)|
On March 21
According to Weather Online, high pressure still generally the dominating weather feature on Sunday although a weakened front will bring more cloud and some possible light rain to western areas as well as through some central and southern English counties. Generally dry elsewhere with variable amounts of cloud about and some sunny spells too. Highs at 10 to 14C.
Still large areas of cloud at first but brighter skies in the north spreading to all but parts of the west and south, where the odd light shower is possible, Met Office reported.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday
Largely settled and dry at first with some sunshine, mainly in the east. Probably remaining dry in the south but turning wetter and windier in the northwest from Tuesday.
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Europe's weather forecast
Any residual rain should clear up across the far north of Spain on Saturday although expect rain towards southern coasts. Still heavy showers or longer spells of rain through the Balearic islands with a brisk northeasterly wind making it feel chilly. Unsettled still across Italy with a mix of sunny spells and showers, some of the showers heavy towards the far south. Heavy rain pushing across Greece and into northwest Turkey. Drier elsewhere in Turkey.
A better day across France but still with a brisk wind further south and possible showers still affecting some southern regions. Feeling chilly. A dry day for the Netherlands and largely dry across Germany although there will be more cloud and some showery rain affecting the far south here. Rain, with a possible wintry mix over higher ground, through Switzerland and Austria. Feeling chilly with outbreaks of rain affecting the Balkan States. Largely dry across Poland.
A dry and fine day for Denmark although winds will pick up later on. Rain, sleet and possible snow pushing into northern and western areas of Norway as well as northwest Sweden. Largely dry elsewhere across Sweden. Rain will push from west to east across Finland. Brisk winds through the Baltics with some rain affecting more northern regions. Drier elsewhere.
|An Arctic blast has gripped Europe this weekend, as temperatures plummet across the continent |
On March 21
According to Weather Online, a largely dry and fine day for Spain and Portugal as lingering showers across southeastern areas gradually push away. A showery day still for the Balearics but it should improve from the west. Showers or longer spells of rain, some heavy, will continue to affect central and southern parts of Italy as well as the surrounding islands. Heavy rain at times across parts of Greece. Northern Turkey will also be wet but southern areas staying dry.
Some patchy rain will push down through France but plenty of places will stay dry. Patchy light rain will clear southwards across the Netherlands and Germany with drier and brighter conditions behind. A dry and fine start for Switzerland and Austria as well as northern Italy but cloud will thicken with patchy drizzle expected in the afternoon. Mostly dry across Croatia and Hungary but wet for Albania. Rain pushing southwards through Poland and turning chilly behind.
Rain, sleet and snow continues to push into northern and western parts of Norway with a brisk northwesterly wind here. Largely dry across Sweden although some western areas could see some wintry showers. Winds easing through the day here. Rain, sleet and some snow pushing across Finland and clearing from the north, feeling cold. A wet start for the Baltic region but it will become quickly drier and brighter but with a brisk northerly wind feeling bitterly cold.
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