Temperatures are set to drop this week, with cooler conditions and wintry showers in some areas of the UK.
There will also be blustery winds, thick clouds and heavy rain in some parts, as the UK is forecast to see unsettled conditions.
Thick cloud, frost and wintry showers
Monday (30 March) is expected to be cloudy in most areas, with cloud “also thick enough for some showers, mainly over northern Scotland and eastern, southern and central England,” explains the Met Office. It will also be breezy and feel chilly.
Monday evening will see showers become “increasingly confined to northern Scotland and eastern England. Quite cold with a touch of frost.”
Tuesday (31 March) will see a fair amount of cloud for many parts of the UK again. It will be mostly dry, but there will be a few showers over northern Scotland and far eastern England. It will also be less breezy.
The Met Office UK outlook for Wednesday to Friday explains, “Rain affecting Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday whilst also turning windy. Often cloudy and rather cold elsewhere. Sunshine and blustery, wintry showers following across the far north.”
‘Sleet and snow’
Looking further ahead, the Met Office UK outlook for Friday 3 to Sunday 12 April explains, “Through the beginning of the period unsettled conditions across the north are likely to spread southwards.
“The northwest will see the worst of the weather with spells of heavy rain and strong winds interspersed with sunshine and showers whilst the southeast should stay drier and brighter.
“Towards the middle of April the weather may turn more changeable with a few days of rain and strong winds alternating with periods of sunshine and showers for much of the UK.
“Any showers may turn to a mix of sleet and snow over northern hills. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year. During any more settled periods, mild days are likely to give way to cold nights.”