Unsettled with periods of very windy weather and rain + warmer weather on the horizon
As we head through Sunday evening and into the start of the new working week, it will remain rather cold with some further wintry showers of sleet and snow across parts of the far north. These will eventually begin to peter out across parts of the north throughout Monday, and leave a drier but cloudy day for many. However, parts of the south are likely to see the development of some light rain showers, with some wintry precipitation across higher ground in parts of the west/Wales. The remainder of the working week is then likely to see a mixed bag of wet and windy weather across many parts. The rain is likely to be heavy in places at times, but especially in the southern half of the country. The picture is also likely to turn a little milder than of late across the southern half of the country. However, it is likely to stay cold for the time of the year across the northern half of the country. This will also bring with it the risk of some further wintry/snow showers at times in these parts too. Tuesday through to Thursday will also see it turn very windy across the country, especially across the northern half of the country. There is also the risk of some gales in parts of the far south for this part of the forecasting period too. As we head into next weekend, there are indications of a change to milder conditions for most, but especially more so in parts to the south. This is also a good indication of some warmer and more settled weather on the horizon in the coming weeks. However, it is still likely to feel rather chilly in the evenings throughout this part of the forecasting period. It is still also likely to become rather unsettled with periods of rain at times. Some of this wetter weather will also be accompanied by very windy weather too.
Our original spring forecast from over 150 days ahead also stated:
The April period is also likely to see a continuation of these wintry conditions to begin with, especially across the northern half of the country. It will also be particularly windy or very windy at times once again too. However, the April period is also likely to see a potential shift in this pattern as we progress throughout the month, leading to a much more settled and warmer spell of weather for many parts of the country.
Our detailed 2013 summer forecast is also available in the link below:
Update added: Sunday 7th April 2013 18:04