UK and Europe daily weather forecast latest, March 23: Largely fine with cloudy and breezy conditions, rain to move into western Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland
UK's weather forecast
According to Sky News, Tuesday will be largely fine, if rather cloudy and breezy, but rain over the Atlantic will move into western Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland later. Looking further ahead, the rest of the week looks more unsettled, turning briefly colder on Friday.
BBC Weather has forecast the hot weekend weather will not continue in some areas as clear skies bring morning frost to regions outside of built-up towns and cities with strong gales to come at the end of the week.
BBC weatherman Matt Taylor said the UK is expected to be dry for much of the week as a weather front brings cooler temperatures away from the highs of 17-18 degrees we saw on the weekend in some areas. Mr Taylor added that morning frost would damage “tender plants” warning some gardeners should think about bringing their foliage inside. Generally, the UK can see milder weather for much of the week as an Atlantic flow of wind hits the country with many experiencing strong gales.
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Appearing on BBC Breakfast, Mr Taylor said: “Sunday isn't looking that bad out there because for most of you, it will be another dry day today. And even though it's been pretty grey for some of you a better chance of some sunshine, those in the sunshine yesterday saw highs of around 18 degrees."
“But we won't quite see those sorts of temperatures today and that's because through the night and into this morning we've seen this weather front push its way southward. Not much on it but it has introduced slightly cooler conditions across the north but also thinner cloud which should break up a bit more easily."
“What we also have throughout today is more breeze across the north of Scotland and down the eastern coast. So a chillier feel here compared with yesterday but elsewhere some of the morning cloud will break up. Some sunny spells best of which throughout the day will be in parts of southern Scotland. Northern England winds, lightest here, a southwesterly breeze blowing in towards the northwest later that could just bring one or two light showers."
“But for the vast majority said it's going to be a dry day temperatures down on the highs of yesterday probably see the peak somewhere around the southwest midlands and southeast Wales of around 13-14 maybe 15 degrees."
“But for most around nine to 11 Celsius. So we finished the day of the drying up, we go into tonight largely dry there will be some clear skies around a few mist and fog patches forming. Not much in the way of wind and with those clear skies around prepare for a chilly night Sunday."
|High pressure will bring clear skies and frost in some rural ares (Image: BBC )
“I know some of you may have gone into the garden this weekend with the dry weather dominating but if you put out any tender plants frost possible away from the towns and city centres. Monday, high pressure but it's still keeping things dry but it's slipping a bit further south and that allows an Atlantic flow of wind."
“Once again, you see those southwesterly winds pick up across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day nothing too strong but it will bring just a few spots of rain every now and again."
“The cloud could be thick enough towards the coast of western England and Wales for one or two showers but for most another dry day, any patchy mist and fog clears, some sunny spells which is a little bit on today. A little bit milder across eastern areas as we see those southwesterly winds which will pick up further as we go into Tuesday."
“A dry day for most, sunny spells around clouding over later towards the west and by that stage the winds really will be picking up because the gales develop as we go through Tuesday night into Wednesday."
“And so through Tuesday night, Wednesday, we will see some rain arrive not much pushing its way east with another patch of rain pushing in through Wednesday, Thursday.”
On March 23
According to Weather Online, high pressure shifts south on Tuesday allowing for some fronts to move in to northern and western areas. This will bring more in the way of cloudy skies to many parts of the country with the exception of southern areas of England where we'll see the best of the sun. Patchy rain is expected over far western parts of Scotland, as well as western Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dry elsewhere. Highs at 9 to 13C.
Generally dry with a good deal of cloud and some sunny intervals. Becoming windier in the north-west with rain moving east across Northern Ireland and western Scotland during the afternoon, Met Office reported.
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Outlook for Wednesday to Friday
Unsettled with strong winds and showers in northwestern areas, while mostly fine with variable cloud elsewhere. On Friday heavy showers overspread the UK, with these turning wintry in the northwest.
Europe's weather forecast
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.
Darren Bett stated that Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and parts of the Balkans will face tough weather conditions on Monday. However, the BBC meteorologist stated there will be some sunshine in Europe as Cyprus and Turkey are set for warm weather.
Mr Bett said: "There is high pressure in the northwest of Europe and low pressure that has been running its way steadily eastwards through the Mediterranian. We have still got some sunshine in Cyprus and parts of Turkey. There are showers to the north, getting much wetter in Bulgaria, Romania and northern parts of Greece and into the Balkans. Not just rain but some snow, possibly blizzards with some strong winds as well."
|Darren Bett is a meteorologist for BBC Weather Europe (Image: BBC)
BBC Meteorologist Matt Taylor told BBC Breakfast that the UK will see rain pushing through on Wednesday and Thurday.
Mr Taylor said: "Monday, high pressure but it's still keeping things dry but it's slipping a bit further south and that allows an Atlantic flow of wind. Once again, you see those southwesterly winds pick up across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day nothing too strong but it will bring just a few spots of rain every now and again."
"The cloud could be thick enough towards the coast of western England and Wales for one or two showers but for most another dry day, any patchy mist and fog clears, some sunny spells which is a little bit on today."
"A little bit milder across eastern areas as we see those southwesterly winds which will pick up further as we go into Tuesday. A dry day for most, sunny spells around clouding over later towards the west and by that stage the winds really will be picking up because the gales develop as we go through Tuesday night into Wednesday."
"And so through Tuesday night, Wednesday, we will see some rain arrive not much pushing its way east with another patch of rain pushing in through Wednesday, Thursday."
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 23
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