UK and Europe daily weather forecast latest, March 22: Mainly dry day with variable cloud and spells of sunshine in the UK
UK's weather forecast
Monday should bring more sunshine to the South compared to recently, whereas the North looks cloudier, Sky News reported.
Most places will be dry again, but there will be some rain in the far Northwest. Expect more general rain and strong winds in the Northwest on Tuesday, which will spread southeastwards on Wednesday.
BBC Weather has forecast the hot weather to continue through the country as temperatures reach 17 degrees Celcius after a burst of summer air.
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."
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The BBC Weather forecaster noted cold air from Scandinavia has been impacting the south-east of Europe. 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. Most areas throughout the country are expected to reach double-digit figures. The temperatures are expected to rise further by the end of the month as the Met Office has forecast dry and bright conditions.
Weather maps have shown Britain can expect temperatures to exceed the high teens and potentially reach the low 20s by April 1. The chart, by Netweather, shows the mercury is expected to rise to highs of 17C in East Anglia, with 15C forecast elsewhere.
|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 22
According to Weather Online, Monday sees a bright start for many, eastern areas in particular, however, cloud looks to thicken across west of Scotland, northern England, north Wales and Northern Ireland as some rain, mostly patchy and generally light in nature, will push in. The rest of the UK and Ireland should stay largely dry although cloud could build here too through the afternoon. Highs at 9 to 14C.
Another mainly dry day with variable cloud and some spells of sunshine, best in the east, whilst a little drizzle is possible in the far north and west, Met Office reported.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday
Dry but rather cloudy Tuesday; rain and stronger winds arriving into the northwest later and moving southeast whilst weakening through Wednesday. Brighter, cooler weather with showers following into the northwest.
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Europe's weather forecast
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 the Balkans and parts of Greece. Northern Turkey will also be wet but southern areas staying drier.
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 but cloud will thicken with patchy drizzle expected in the afternoon. Rain pushing southwards through Poland and turning chilly behind this.
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. 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.
Darren Bett outlined that the wettest weather across the continent will be in the south of Europe. The BBC meteorologist added that Poland and parts of Germany will experience conditions similar to winter over the two days.
|Darren Bett is a meteorologist for BBC Weather Europe (Image: BBC)
Mr Bett said: "The wettest weather across Europe continues to be in the south although it is going to be drying off in the western side of the Mediterranian. Cloud that we have got here is accompanied by some strong winds and that is going to be pushing its way further east."
"While it is cold across many parts of Europe, you can see that we are going to see some snow over the higher ground and a threat of some blizzards as well."
The BBC Meteorologist continued: "There is some sunshine in the south of France but at the same time, we do have this band of cloud here moving its way southwards."
"It could bring some wintriness particularly in Poland and parts of Germany as well. It will be clearing away by the time we get to Monday sunshine does follow on. There is cold air and we still have wetter weather across this eastern part of Europe."
The BBC's Matt Taylor stated that Sunday will be another dry day across the majority of the UK.
Mr Taylor said: "By Sunday morning, there could be a touch of frost tomorrow morning for northern half of the country. It will be a bit damp and drizzly first thing for southern counties of England and Wales. But for most it is another dry day, with temperatures highest around 13C to 15C in southern England."
The Met Office has forecast colder temperatures and unsettled conditions towards the end of March.
The Met Office state: "There is a risk of morning frost and fog patches, particularly in the west. Daytime temperatures will potentially be colder than average in the south, particularly the southeast at first, where showers may be wintry at times, and on the milder side elsewhere."
"The end of the period will most likely see another period of unsettled weather, with spells of rain and some strong winds crossing all parts of the UK, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures are expected to be at or slightly below average for this time of year by the end of the period."
On March 22
According to Weather Online, dry and bright for much of Spain and Portugal. Some patchy cloud and isolated showers to the north. Early showers clear from the Balearic Islands and Sardinia to leave a dry and fine day here. Sunny skies for Corsica and northern Italy. Cloudier for central and southern Italy and Sicily with scattered showers here. Heavy rain, sleet and snow clears slowly east from the Balkans and Greece.
Dry and fair for much of France, cloudier further east. Variable amounts of cloud but generally dry for the Low Countries and Germany. Patchy sleet and snow fades over the Alps to leave a dry and fine day for Switzerland and Austria. Dry and fair for Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Cloudy but mostly dry for Denmark and Sweden. Early sleet and snow fades over the Baltic States to leave a dry and bright day here and for Finland. Rain and sleet continues to affect western parts of Norway - staying drier and bright further inland.
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