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National Forecast

Issued at: 05 April 2020 11:36

TODAY - Sunday 5th April

Mild and windy for the rest of today. Some hazy sunshine at first in parts of the East and North. However, outbreaks of rain elsewhere will extend countrywide during the afternoon and evening, with some heavy bursts in the south. Strong and gusty south to southeast winds, touching gale force near exposed coasts. There is a slight risk of localised coastal flooding along exposed coasts at high tides. Highs of 12 to 16 degrees.


The last of today's rain will clear the east coast around midnight, then turning cooler with clear spells and scattered blustery showers. Southwesterly winds remaining strong on western and northern coasts but moderating elsewhere. Minimum temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.

TOMORROW - Monday 6th April

A fresher day with sunny spells and scattered showers in all areas. The showers - heaviest in the north - will largely die out in the evening. Fresh west to southwest winds will gradually ease. Maximum temperatures 10 to 13 degrees, highest in the east.

National Outlook

SUMMARY: Dry, with light winds and plenty of sunshine. Becoming warm later in the week.

MONDAY NIGHT: Dry with long clear spells. Light southerly winds. Lows of 1 to 3 degrees generally, with a patchy frost. Holding a degree or two higher in western coastal areas.

TUESDAY: Dry with a mix of cloud and good sunny spells. The best of the sunshine in the east. Cloud thickening in the northwest later. Highs of 11 to 14 degrees, in moderate southerly winds.
Mostly dry Tuesday night, with clear spells in the east. Thicker cloud in the northwest will give some light patchy rain or drizzle, but amounts will be small. Lows of 2 to 4 degrees in the south and east with some frost and mist and fog also, milder in the north and west, 4 to 7 degrees here.

WEDNESDAY: Dry with plenty of sunshine. Some cloud at times too, especially in the north during the morning. Feeling mild in light southerly winds. Highs of 13 to 16 degrees.
Dry on Wednesday night. Lows of 5 to 8 degrees.

THURSDAY: Dry and mostly sunny. Feeling warm in the sunshine, with highs of 15 to 19 or 20 degrees, highest in the Midlands and west. A little cooler on the east coast with a light to moderate southeast breeze.

FRIDAY: Mostly dry and sunny on Friday. However, cloud may thicken enough in Atlantic coastal counties to bring some patchy light rain or drizzle here. Another warm day with highs of 16 to 20 degrees, in light winds.


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