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Monday 30 March Published at 11:49
Issued by the Met Office
YELLOW WARNING of WIND for Northern Ireland, South Scotland, England and Wales.
Issued 1056am on March 30
Valid from 1900 Mon 30 to 1900 Tue 31 1900
Westerly winds will become strong across many parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, England and Wales during Monday evening and night, with gusts of 50-60 mph and isolated gusts of 65-70 mph in exposed locations. The wind will become northwesterly by Tuesday morning, and although easing for a time, it will become very gusty through the day, particularly near showers.
The public should be aware of the risk of localised damage from these winds and for minor disruption to travel.
YELLOW WARNING OF ICE for parts of Scotland.
Issued 1043 on March 30
Valid from 0200 Tue 31 to 1000 Tue 31
Clearer skies and wintry showers developing later on Monday evening and during Monday night will allow road temperatures to fall below zero, leading to icy stretches on untreated surfaces.
The public should be aware of the potential for hazardous driving conditions, though the risk will decrease quickly on Tuesday morning as temperatures rise again.
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
Monday 30 March Published at 03:36
Turning very windy with rain spreading east later.
A bright start for many, although wintry showers will continue across the far north with sunny spells too. Cloud, rain and strong winds will then spread eastwards through the afternoon, with gales developing around coasts, locally severe in the west.
Very windy overnight, especially England and Wales, with gales, locally severe. Rain clearing eastwards by the midnight, with clear spells and blustery showers following. These turning wintry across northern hills.
Another windy day, with gales likely throughout. There will be sunny spells and scattered blustery showers, wintry in the north. The best of the sunshine in the south and east.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday
Winds easing Wednesday, but remaining strong with sunshine and showers, wintry in the north. Early brightness possible Thursday, before rain spreads gradually east. Rather cloudy, with outbreaks of rain Friday.