UK's weather forecast
According to Sky News, Thursday will bring a mix of sunshine and blustery showers. The North and West will see the most widespread showers, some heavy and perhaps thundery.
BBC Weather's Sarah Keith-Lucas warned rain clouds will blanket the UK as harsh conditions push in from the Atlantic. She said: "Cloud is increasing today and over the next few days, a bit more unsettled too and things turning briefly colder at the end of this week."
"We've got a lot of cloud waiting in the Atlantic and that's pushing from west to east through the day. But the best of any blue sky and sunshine will be the east of England. Further west under that thicker cloud we will see a few spots of light patchy rain, particularly around coasts and hills. Wind gusts will become more of a feature, could touch 60 mph towards the western isles where the rain will become heavier today."
"The temperature for most of us is around 9C to 12C but we could see 14C in the warmer spots."
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Looking ahead, she added: "It's all change on Thursday night into Friday because a weather front will sweep its way eastwards and that's going to draw in some much colder air. We're going to be seeing some sunshine but quite windy conditions that will bring in some showers which will be falling as sleet and snow over the higher ground in the northwest. Temperatures only around 7C to 11C on Friday, a bit of a reminder of winter before we head into British Summertime this weekend."
It comes as large parts of Europe could experience warmer than normal temperatures from April to June, the Weather Company said in an outlook on Monday.
The Weather Company, owned by IBM Corp, provides weather forecasts aimed at the commodities and energy markets. It said forecasts suggest April could be warmer than normal across Northwestern Europe and cooler than normal in Southern Europe.
Looking forward to the summer months, recent climate trends and models suggest cool, wet and windy conditions across northern and western Europe and hot and dry conditions in southern-eastern Europe.
However, soil moisture looks plentiful heading into spring and although it is early, this could limit hot weather this summer. Seventeen of the past 23 summers have had a negative North Atlantic Oscillation which resulted in wet, cool summers in Britain and Western Europe and hotter, drier conditions in Southeastern Europe, the Weather Company said.
Notable exceptions to this were in 2018 and 2018, it added. The Weather Company said it will provide another update on summer forecasts on April 15.
|BBC Weather has warned snow and sleet will return on Friday (Image: BBC)|
On March 25
According to Weather Online, A southwest flow affects all parts of the British Isles on Thursday. There will be a fair amount of cloud with some outbreaks of showery rain across much of northern England, Wales, the Midlands and Southwest England. A few spots of rain may affect East Anglia and the south-east in the afternoon. More persistent rain into the west of Scotland and western Ireland. Broken cloud and a few brighter spells in northeast England and eastern Scotland as well as parts of Wales in the afternoon. Winds gradually strengthening. Tops at 10 to 14C.
Rather cloudy in west with showers, particularly in the northwest. Good sunny spells in east but a few showers possible here by day, Met Office reported.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday
Unsettled and turning colder on Friday with showers turning wintry in the north later. Drier on Saturday for many before turning unsettled and windy again. Temperatures returning to around average.
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Europe's weather forecast
Fair weather across much of Spain and Portugal on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine. It should stay fair through the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Italy also looks set to stay fair and dry although there might be some morning fog in the north. Scattered showers across Greece with heavy showers and cold weather affecting Turkey.
Some rain in Northwestern France, but for most of the country it should be dry after morning mist and fog has cleared. The Netherlands and Germany will also be dry with some sunny spells and it should remain dry in Poland. Hungary, Austria and Switzerland are all going to be dry with sunny spells.
Rather cloudy through Denmark with some rain in the west. The Baltic states will be fair although rather breezy. A windy day in Finland and dry with sunny spells. Sweden should be dry and bright throughout. Rain affects much of western Norway with snow and strong winds in the far north.
On March 25
According to Weather Online, Spain and Portugal once again enjoying the largely dry and fine weather although there could be more cloud for the far north. A fair day through the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Mist and fog patches could linger across Italy but it should stay largely dry. Scattered showers still affecting many places across Greece and feeling chilly still. Heavy showers for Turkey and also feeling chilly.
France will see a weakening system push into northwest and central areas through the day bringing mainly cloudy skies but also some patchy, mostly light, rain. Largely dry and fine for Switzerland and Austria although cloud could build here later on. A dry start to The Netherlands and Germany but cloud looks likely to build with the risk of some patchy light rain and drizzle. Dry and fine for the Balkans. A dry and sunny day too for Poland.
Rain and some snow will continue to affect much of northern and western parts of Norway. Drier further south and east. Mostly dry across Sweden and Finland. A weak front bringing some cloudy skies and possible drizzle through the Baltics for a time but mainly dry here. Cloudier skies with possible light rain and or drizzle across Denmark initially but should brighten up later on.
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