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Saturday 15 March Published at 00:08
Saturday 15th March 2014
There are currently no weather warnings in force.
Saturday 15th March 2014
There are flood warnings in force in the following regions:
Further updates will appear here.
About the Met Office Weather Warnings
BBC Weather carries two types of weather warnings issued by the Met Office: Warnings and Early Warnings.
Warnings will be issued when severe weather is expected within the next 24 hours.
Early Warnings will be issued more than 24 hours ahead of severe weather.
There are three categories of event Red, Amber and Yellow - the most severe is Red.
A Warning and an Early Warning of the same colour have the same severity but are forecast to arrive at different times. Thus, the difference between a Red Warning and a Red Early Warning is the lead time of the event.
When a warning is in force, full information can be found at Met Office Weather Warnings
About the Environment Agency Flood Warnings
The flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and sent to the BBC Weather Centre, we then issue a compendium of warnings based on the latest information available. When severe flood warnings are issued they will also be highlighted on TV broadcasts.
Find out more about Flood Warnings
There are a number of ways you find out whether your area is at risk from flooding. Both the Environment Agency (for England and Wales) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency update their warnings 24 hours a day via the Floodline number.
Floodline - 0845 988 1188
Monday 10 March Published at 10:00
A Spring in our step - at least at first...
A fine week in prospect across the British Isles. However, there are signs that it will become more unsettled later this month, especially the further north you are.
Monday 10 March—Sunday 16 March
A week of dry weather.
No significant rainfall is forecast this week!
A large area of high pressure is to thank for the stabilisation of our weather. Confidence in the pressure pattern and dry weather for this week is high. Sadly this does not give us a weather scenario without forecasting headaches, confidence in day-to-day cloud cover locally is low.
The cloud will come largely from the remnants of weather fronts and at times could be thick enough to produce drizzly rain. Rain totals will be minimal. Trying to pick out areas most likely to be affected with thicker cloud is difficult - but at the moment model forecasts are favouring southern England and Wales on Tuesday and northern England on Wednesday and Friday.
Thick cloud cover also has a big effect on temperatures at this time of year - by night limiting frosts, but by day holding back the warmth. Sunday (09/03) was the warmest day of the year so far with temperatures widely in the high teens across central and eastern England. This level of warmth is not set to be repeated in the week ahead. Highs in the best of the sunshine will be around 13 or 14C. Gardeners keen with the bedding plants beware - clear skies at night will come with a risk of frost (and fog).
Monday 17 March—Sunday 23 March
That sinking feeling...
By next weekend there are signs that our area of high pressure will begin to sink away southwards.
For northern Britain it is likely to turn unsettled, with periods of wet and windy weather interspersed by brighter but chilly spells with wintry showers.
To the south the high looks more likely to linger and should keep the weather largely dry, but it could be rather cloudy at times.
Monday 24 March—Monday 7 April
The end of March and beginning of April are currently looking to offer fairly typical weather for the time of year - a pretty changeable mixture!
Sunshine and showers is a good bet for the average day. Showers will tend to be most frequent in the north, with the risk of hill snow. Drier, brighter spells are most likely for sheltered southern and eastern areas.
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.
Will April live up to its promise as the month of showers?
Monthly forecastingThe weather beyond about a week ahead stretches even the most experienced weather forecaster. Complex numerical weather forecast models from the Met Office and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are run many times for the month (and season) ahead to build up a picture of the likelihood of different weather types affecting the UK.
Next update at 10:00, Monday 17 March
Saturday 15 March Published at 03:39
Rain northwest Scotland. Warm sunshine parts of England and Wales.
Outbreaks of rain across northwest Scotland. Otherwise breezy and mostly dry with variable cloud and sunny spells, the best of which will be over England and Wales. Warm to the southeast of high ground in the south.
Cloud gradually thickening across many western parts of the UK, bringing patchy, light rain for some, more persistent northwest Scotland. Many central and eastern areas remaining largely clear.
Cloud will continue to thicken form the northwest, leaving the best of the sunshine for the far southeast by afternoon. A breezy day, windy in the north.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday
Monday dry for most away from northwest Scotland, some brightness east of hills. Then turning generally more unsettled and windier with rain at times, though still some brightness in southeast.