No 'Heatwave' Or 'Sizzling' Temperatures In Sight For March
After a fairly cold start to March and the development of some widespread icy patches across the country, high pressure will begin to build from the south of the country throughout this week. This will bring some much needed respite from the unsettled conditions that we have been experiencing and offer more in the way of drier and settled weather over the coming week, especially in some southern and eastern parts of the country. It may also feel quite pleasant at times within these periods of brightness and developing sunny periods. However, some periods of rain and windy conditions are still likely to develop at times from Wednesday evening onwards, although the winds are expected to be less intense and the rain is also likely to be more showery in nature than of late. The vast majority of the rain throughout this week will be restricted to the northern half of the country, and some of these may turn potentially wintry at times throughout Friday and into this weekend in parts to the far north and west of the country, in particular, across higher ground.
The March reports issued to subscribers stated the following for the period of the 1st - 10th March:
A cold and wintry start to March is likely before turning milder from the south (not heatwave conditions), but also initially remaining unsettled as low pressure remains in charge.
The first month of the meteorological spring is likely to begin on a rather cool and unsettled note across many parts of the country. This will bring the increased risk for some developing frosts and icy patches for this period, in particular, in parts of northern Britain. As initially reported in the March report from earlier this month, there is also the risk for this rain to snow for in or around the 3rd March (Sunday and into Monday). The showers are also likely to be accompanied by some strengthening winds for this period.
Until recently standard weather models have been making indications for an area high pressure to build in across the country, thus bringing a period of more settled and milder weather (reports of potential heatwave conditions from elsewhere). The earliest indications pointed towards the week beginning the 3rd March and other forecasts have recently back-tracked on this. The full spring forecast to subscribers indicates when the first 'major' and notable warm periods are likely to develop throughout this spring.
The most likely scenario will now see low pressure remaining dominant for the remainder of this particular forecasting period (more winds and unsettled weather), with more near to slightly above normal temperatures at times during the day, but with some very chilly nights and widespread frosts developing under clearer conditions in the evenings. In amongst the sunny intervals and drier periods it may feel quite pleasant at times, especially in some parts of the south.
UK & Ireland March PDF Weather Reports 1 & 2 - Click Here To View
UPDATE ADDED: Tuesday 4th March 2014 (07:02am) - James Madden