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Vantage Weather Services
Site Last Updated: Saturday March 8th 2014 - 10.10 a.m.
- Weather Advisory: Issued Wednesday March 5th - 3.14 p.m.
- Valid until: Extended until Saturday March 8th - 9.00 p.m.
- Time frame: Saturday
- Updated: Saturday March 8th - 8.06 a.m.
- Snow: Clear
- Rain: Clear
- Winds: Coastal gales/severe gales - Friday PM/Saturday - North and West.
- Ice: Clear
SUPER SUNDAY - FOR SOME....
A glorious day's weather in prospect across parts of the country on Sunday. A distinct northwest, south east split on Sunday, with Scotland and Northern Ireland seeing spells of rain and rather overcast skies, but for England and Wales, a totally different weather picture, dry, with plenty of Spring sunshine. High pressure holds firm here to deliver a lovely day, whilst low pressure skims northern latitudes, holding the ground to the north west. It's an uneasy stand-off with either side unlikely to yield too much ground. Temperature wise, well, easily the warmest day of the year so far, with perhaps 18 Celsius to the south east. Elsewhere, widespread middle teens for much of England and Wales. For Scotland and Northern Ireland under all that cloud cover, not so good, high single figures at best.
Saturday March 8th 2014
For much of the country this weekend, a dry picture although cloud will tend to be quite bulky for most areas. So, apart from Scotland where showers, heavy at times, will dominate, dry for Northern Ireland, England, and Wales on Saturday, but with sunshine in fairly short supply, perhaps the far south and south west seeing the best of what's on offer. The rain across Scotland retreats westwards to sit on the coastline for much of the day on Sunday, perhaps a few showers dotted further down the shoreline as well, but for many, dry, variable amounts of cloud with the far south and south east seemingly the favoured areas for any sunny intervals. A lively weekend wind wise, with gales to north west, but it's the temperatures that steal the show, 17 Celsius perhaps more to the south east.
Friday March 7th 2014.
RAIN TO THE NORTH AND WEST ON THURSDAY
Over the winter months it seems that the north western corner of the UK hasn't been free from rain or to a lesser extent snow for much of the time, and again on Thursday, rain makes more than just a fleeting visit to these parts. Encompassing Northern Ireland, and north west England, an area of rain moves in during Thursday morning and camps down, and whilst there will be brief interludes, the wet conditions stay in here into Friday, making for a sustained wet period of weather which may well lead to localised flooding. The entire west will be dogged by rain on Thursday, but it's the north west that sees the concentration. The further south and east your location, the drier the conditions will be, with perhaps some sunshine up the eastern coastline. A breezy day across much of England and Wales, not so to the north, keeping those showers slow moving. Temperatures reaching 13 Celsius in the sunshine to the east.
Thursday February 6th 2014
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
As high pressure establishes itself over the coming days, temperatures will begin to show a decent upward trend that could well see 16 or 17 Celsius as we head into the second full week of March. The strength and reach of this particular system will stave off a nasty looking low, deflecting it to the far north and whilst northern and western flanks of the UK may see some banter between the high and that low, much of the UK should hold firm with the drier weather. There is a possibility we could squeeze another segment of March after the following week, but affairs do seem to be a little bit more blurred here, with the Atlantic seemingly chomping at the bit to be reinstated, and it may well have its way which would lead us into an wet April, should the Atlantic truly bed itself in.
Wednesday March 5th 2014
A dry and sunny Tuesday for much of Northern Ireland, England, and Wales, with only Scotland seeing shower activity throughout the day, although even here amongst the rain, some decent spells of of sunshine. So a good deal of dry weather around with the best of the sunshine during the morning, as cloud will tend to bulk up during the afternoon especially to the west, where some stray showers may meander in at times. A fairly pleasant day temperature wise and although we probably won't reach double figures anywhere, the generally light winds, (apart from the north), will assist in nurturing some early Spring mildness. Temperatures will drop away fairly smartly overnight giving a touch of frost in places along with some mist and fog patches.
Tuesday March 4th 2014
A promising week ahead as the one-way traffic of wet weather falters, and for many parts of the UK, and in particular the south and east, a distinct shift to drier and brighter conditions. However, it's southern and central areas on Monday that will see frequent showers mixed in with sunny spells, whilst to the north, a fairly decent March day. Both Tuesday and Wednesday look chiefly dry for much of the UK, although sunshine won't be in abundance with largely overcast skies. Thursday could see showers nudging into the north and west, but with high pressure looking to have more than just a foot in the door, mainly dry weather should be the dominant feature and with it, some pleasant temperatures, 16, possibly 17 Celsius. Whereas this would appear to herald the arrival of Spring and the the conditions predicted in the VWS long range, we're not quite there yet.
Monday March 3rd 2014
A reasonably dry but chilly start to Sunday with sunshine at a premium, the best of which will be across Northern Ireland and Scotland, with England and Wales seeing plenty of cloud cover. However, any short-lived early March sunshine is quickly scotched as rain sweeps in from the west, heavy as it sweeps east. On the leading edge of the rain, snow is likely, especially over higher ground, before all of it turns back to rain. By nightfall, much of the UK will be wet with the bulk of the heavier rain now to the east. Temperatures spanning the country 6 to 9 Celsius, with a cold night to follow, especially to the north. Winds will freshen up with the rain, reaching gale force initially up the coastline to the west, then along the coastline to the south, and with the continued movement of the rain, up the coastline to the south east then east.
Saturday March 1st 2014
Bar a scattering of showers down the western flank of the UK, it's a largely dry Saturday with some sunshine around, although cloud will be quite bulky, so brighter intervals at best for most areas during the first day of March. Sunday sees a low pressure system push into the west although central and eastern areas will stay dry for the duration, before the rain finally makes it across the UK during the evening and overnight into Monday morning. A chilly feel to Saturday, slightly milder on Sunday, and whereas the weekend starts with light winds, the showers will be driven along by a moderate south westerly wind which will affect most areas before the weekend is out.
Friday February 28th 2014