Weather forecast UK tomorrow – Spring will be HOTTER and drier than usual and feel like early summer, experts say

SPRING is set to be warmer than average this season, according to seasonal computer models and recent climatology reports.

Current predictions suggest the second half of March's cold weather will be close to the 30 year average but indications that it will be much drier than average.

April and May are expected to bring some warm spells, so Brits might be in for a Spring full of sunshine.

The forecast came as weary Brits basked in 14C sunshine today as a wave of balmy weather continued to sweep across the nation.

Crowds flocked to parks yesterday to enjoy similar temperatures as sunny spells across the UK marked the official start of Spring.

People made the most of the brighter weather after a miserably cold winter meant they were stuck inside – enjoying the Spring Equinox , the first day of the season.

But some areas experienced cloud in parts over the weekend with a few light showers too, according to the Met Office.

However, more dry and sunny weather is expected over the Easter weekend – and Brits will be able to meet outdoors in groups of six by then too.

Temperatures could be around the 12C mark, about average for the time of year and conditions will remain dry, according to the long-range forecast from the Met Office.

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  • Elizabeth Little

    AUSTRALIA FLOODS CONTINUE

  • Olivia Burke

    SPRING SET TO BE WARMER THAN USUAL

    Spring is set to be warmer than average this season, according to seasonal computer models and recent climatology reports.

    Current predictions suggest the second half of March's cold weather will be close to the 30 year average but indications that it will be much drier than average.

    April and May are expected to bring some warm spells, so Brits might be in for a Spring full of sunshine.

  • Olivia Burke

    MET OFFICE OUTLOOK FOR UK WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY

    Unsettled with strong winds and showers in northwestern areas, mostly fine with variable cloud elsewhere.

    On Friday heavy showers likely across the UK, with these turning wintry in the northwest.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED

    Brits enjoy the bright and sunny weather today while walking through Hyde Park in Leeds.

    Credit: LNP
    Credit: LNP
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    THE WEEK AHEAD WITH THE MET OFFICE

  • Olivia Burke

    PARTS OF EUROPE COULD BE HIT BY BLIZZARDS

    Parts of Europe could be swept up by blizzards, according to a BBC Weather forecast.

    The wettest weather is set to hit the south if the continent, but meteorologist Darren Bett warned Poland and some parts of Germany will be hit by wintry conditions this week.

    "The wettest weather across Europe continues to be in the south although it is going to be drying off in the western side of the Mediterranian," Brett explained.

    "Cloud that we have got here is accompanied by some strong winds and that is going to be pushing its way further east.

    "While it is cold across many parts of Europe, you can see that we are going to see some snow over the higher ground and a threat of some blizzards as well."

  • Olivia Burke

    'ARCTIC DOME' WILL BRING SNOW & ICE IN COMING DAYS

    The Met Office has warned a 2,000-mile wide 'Arctic dome' of cold air will bring snow and ice into the UK this week.

    After the first signs of spring, the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

    The mercury will plummet with Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

    It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff, with temperatures in the South East reaching between -3C and -5C.

    London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

  • Olivia Burke

    FLOOD WARNINGS ISSUED

    The Environment Agency have issued 12 flood alerts as the UK braces for heavy rainfall this week.

    The majority focus on groundwater flooding and overflowing rivers in the East of England.

    The alerts cover Chesham, Flamstead, Hursley, Kimpton and Lilley Bottom, Newmarket, Candovers and Old Alresford, Great Shefford, Lambourn Valley, villages surrounding Andover, Nailbourne and Little Stour, near the River Nar in Norfolk, and the River Burn from Southgate and Waterden to Burnham Thorpe.

  • Olivia Burke

    LONDON AND SOUTHEAST FORECAST FOR TODAY

    Today:

    Locally chilly to start. Dry throughout but on the cloudy side for many. Some sunny intervals are possible however, with these perhaps more likely in the north. Feeling warmer than on Sunday, especially in the east. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

    Tonight:

    Staying dry overnight, with developing clear spells perhaps allowing a touch of frost and local fog patches in prone spots. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

  • Olivia Burke

    STUNNING SUNSET SHOT IN WALES

    An amazing shot of a silhouette stood admiring the sunset at Cardigan Bay in Aberystwyth, Wales.

    The stunning inlet of the Irish Sea is the largest bay in Wales and the perfect place to get a stunning shot of the view.

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  • Olivia Burke

    SPRING HAS SPRUNG

    This year, March 20 marked the beginning of Springtime.

    This season brings longer,lighter days and some much-needed warm weather.

    Spring ends on May 31 before British summertime commences.

  • Olivia Burke

    EASTER CHILL

    It seems Easter could be a chilly one this year – as a long-term forecast predicts lows of 1C over the bank holiday weekend in London.

    Accuweather predicts highs of just 10C on the notoriously glorious weekend, which doesn't seem to improve on Easter Monday either.

    Like Easter Sunday, the temp is expected to buoyance somewhere between 1C and 10C.

  • Olivia Burke

    ICELANDIC RAIN AND WINDS HEADING FOR UK

    The ridiculous weather saga continues this week, as parts of the UK are set to be hit by heavy rain and strong winds.

    It comes as a weather front from Iceland forces temperatures to plunge, with the North West expected to face a spate of wintry showers.

    Temperatures could even drop to 2C by the weekend – yet the start of the week begins with some sunny spells.

    Pleasant temps are expected with some spring-like sunshine.

  • Olivia Burke

    SUNNY SPELLS FOR GEORDIES

    Sunny spells will sweep over Newcastle today, as temperatures could rise to14C.

    Despite a chilly start, the toon is in for a dry day while some warm sunshine basks down.

    It becomes cloudier and breezier later in the night, with even a touch of frost possible in some spots, as the UK is swept by a bout of barmy weather.

  • Olivia Burke

    TEMPS SOAR AS LOCKDOWN ENDS

    Temperatures are set to soar as the UK leaves its lockdown period behind.

    According to long-range forecasts, the mercury will soar to up to 17C by the end of the month, just before beer gardens are re-opened.

    Temperatures will remain mild for now, before hitting 15C on March 24.

    In the Southeast, temps will run a "little above average" while a cooler air is expected to linger.

    Yet the Easter bank holiday is set to see a "unsettled pattern".

  • Olivia Burke

    FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT

    Today:

    Early mist and fog patches clearing, then a mainly dry day with variable cloud and some spells of sunshine, whilst some drizzle is possible in the far north and north-west.

    Tonight:

    Cloudy with a little drizzle in the far north and north-west, else dry with areas of cloud and also some clear spells leading to patchy frost and fog.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    SUNSHINE YESTERDAY

    Members of the public enjoy the sun at Portobello Beach near Edinburgh, Scotland, yesterday.

    Credit: Duncan McGlynn
  • Claudia Aoraha

    FORECAST FOR THIS EVENING

    The Met Office said: "Cloudy with a little drizzle in the far north and north-west, else dry with areas of cloud and also some clear spells leading to patchy frost and fog."

  • Claudia Aoraha

    WEATHER TODAY

    Here's the latest forecast for today.

    The Met Office said: "Early mist and fog patches clearing, then a mainly dry day with variable cloud and some spells of sunshine, whilst some drizzle is possible in the far north and north-west."

  • Claudia Aoraha

    SUNDAY'S EXTREMES

    Here are the weather extremes for Sunday.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    'ARCTIC DOME' WILL BRING SNOW & ICE IN COMING DAYS

    The Met Office has warned a 2,000-mile wide 'Arctic dome' of cold air will bring snow and ice into the UK this week.

    After the first signs of spring, the weather will turn colder again starting from Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

    The mercury will plummet with Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester all set to see snow, according to Netweather.

    It has predicted a 30 to 85 per cent chance of the white stuff, with temperatures in the South East reaching between -3C and -5C.

    London, Bath and Kent could also see white showers, forecasters have warned.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EASTER WEEKEND SET TO BE DRY WITH DOUBLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES

    Easter is set to be dry with average temperatures for the time of year at around 12C.

    Brits will be keeping their fingers crossed for fine weather as the rule of six will be in place during the bank holiday weekend as the Covid restrictions ease.

    A Met Office spokesperson said: “Going into April, settled conditions are likely to continue in southern and eastern areas, where a good deal of dry and bright weather will occur.

    “The weather in the North West will be changeable and unsettled, and there is a slight possibility that some of the wet and windy weather may push southwards into central areas at times, allowing clearer but showery weather into the North West.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITS HAVE BEEN FLOCKING TO PARKS AHEAD OF RESTTICTIONS EASING

    Spring is in the air – and cooped-up Brits are making the most of the warmer weather to enjoy a weekend off ahead of the easing of lockdown.

    The UK is set to enjoy much milder temperatures in the days to come – and while the mercury will drop towards the end of the week, forecasters predict a bright start to April.

    It comes as Boris Johnson prepares for the next step of unlocking the UK next weekend.

    Across the country, people have been making the most of the warmth.

    Temperatures reached around 15C yesterday and will top out at 14c on the south coast today.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHAT IS THE SPRING EQUINOX?

    The spring equinox marks the changing seasons.

    At an equinox, the sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts or hours of daylight and night throughout the world on this day, explains Royal Museums Greenwich.

    The spring equinox marks the astronomical start of spring and days are longer than nights in the UK.

    Daytime will be longer than night-time as the sun travels a longer, higher arc across the sky each day, reaching a peak at the start of summer, explains NASA.

    Read the full details here

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE SAYS IT WILL BE A DRY MONDAY TOMORROW

    It’ll be another mostly dry day tomorrow, according to the Met Office.

    There will be variable cloud across the country with some spells of sunshine – best in the east.

    A little drizzle is possible in the far north and west.

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