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Wednesday 1 April Published at 11:03
Issued by the Met Office
Wednesday 1 April
There are no weather warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.
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 Flood Warnings
The flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales, 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. The Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales update their warnings 24 hours a day via the Floodline number.
Floodline - 0345 988 1188
Monday 30 March Published at 10:00
Blustery showers gradually easing
As we move into a month so well associated with showery weather, this is indeed what we will see. At least for a time these showers will be blustery and could well be wintry on northern hills. High pressure becomes a feature of the UK weather once more through the second week of the month bringing much lighter winds and drier weather. Cooler than average temperatures will show a slow upwards trend through the month.
Monday 30 March—Sunday 5 April
It's a windy run up to Easter
A chilly but sunny start to Monday for many, with a few blustery showers in northwest Scotland. Through the day a band of cloud and rain, hill snow in the north, will move in from the west, bringing strong gusty winds for all and severe gales for western parts of the UK. It wil stay windy overnight across the UK and throughout Tuesday and Wednesday we will sit in a brisk northwesterly flow. This will bring frequent showers to Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England which will fall as snow over the hills. Further south and east both days will be mainly dry but still with a cold wind. Towards the end of the week a band of rain is forecast to move in from the southwest bringing rain for southwestern areas but it should stay dry with some sunshine in the far northeast. The rain will move away into the start of the weekend to leave Easter drier and less windy but still with quite a lot of cloud and a cool feel for many.
Temperatures through the week will be around the seasonal average by day, but night we may well still see some frost in places, especially in sheltered Scottish glens.
Monday 6 April—Sunday 12 April
High pressure is trying its best
A ridge of high pressure makes an attempt to become established over the southern half of the UK bringing dry conditions for Wales and England with some good sunny spells and light winds. Scotland and Northern Ireland don't look like getting the same amount of protection that the high pressure offers further south. Here, there will be windier periods which will bring periods of colder showery weather as well as some milder conditions with bands of rain.
Temperatures are forecast to trend slightly upwards, ending the week slightly above average for the second week of April.
Monday 13 April—Sunday 26 April
What else would you expect from April?
As we go into the second half of April it's hard to imagine a scenario where we don't see plenty of showers. We will see periods of rain and showers but also some extended settled and dry periods, the best of these in the south. Temperatures show signs of staying above average by day except for during showery interludes when it will most likely dip below the climatic norm.
As we move into May will we be dancing around the maypole or cowering beneath awnings?
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 6 April
Thursday 2 April Published at 04:36
Fine across eastern Britain but cloudy and damp further west.
Fine across central and eastern Britain but cloud and rain across the west and southwest will edge slowly eastwards. There will be extensive hill fog across southwestern parts of England and Wales, and it will feel cold under the cloud.
Dry at first across eastern Britain with ground frost possible. Rain will slowly move east, with some hill snow across northern England and Scotland, and heavy rain across western parts.
Mainly cloudy at first with occasional rain, however, it should become drier through the day with cloud breaking to allow some sunny intervals across western parts of the UK.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday
The rest of the Easter weekend should be mainly dry with light winds. It is likely to be rather cloudy but some sunny intervals are possible. It should feel milder.