Medium and Long Range Weather Forecast
Based on the latest output from various weather models, expert opinion and analysis by the Chief Forecaster at the Met Office in Exeter, the medium and long weather forecast provides guidance on expected weather conditions over the next month across the United Kingdom.
The 30-day forecast below provides useful information on the possible conditions. However, science, as yet, does not allow specific detail on, for example, the number of nights of frost, days of rain or snow. Nor will it highlight when specifically within the period any severe weather may occur.
UK Outlook for Friday 14 Mar 2014 to Sunday 23 Mar 2014
Remaining settled and mostly dry on Friday with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells, with the best of these in the south. However thicker cloud will affect some north-western parts, gradually moving south during the day, and bringing some light outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Temperatures will be near normal or just above, although colder overnight, perhaps with frost or fog under any clearer skies. Into the weekend it will turn unsettled across the north, with wet and windy periods and hill snow, but staying dry, but cloudier in the south. These unsettled conditions will continue next week in the north, interspersed by colder interludes with wintry showers. Whilst generally staying drier and brighter in the south, some colder and more unsettled weather is also possible at times.
UK Outlook for Monday 24 Mar 2014 to Monday 7 Apr 2014
The current trend is for fairly typical conditions for the end of March and April, with a changeable mixture of showery outbreaks of rain and drier, sunnier intervals. Although it will also be feeling cold at times. As such, some spells of wet and windy weather should be expected, these most frequent in the north, with the risk of hill snow. However there will also be drier and brighter interludes, with the best of these to the south and east. Temperatures are likely to be near normal or below, especially in the north, and any clearer nights will be rather cold with the risk of frost.
Issued at: 02.00 on Monday 10th March 2014