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National Forecast

Issued from the Met Office
at 04:00 on Saturday, 17th March 2018


Very cold and windy. Some rain in the southwest at first, otherwise plenty of snow showers feeding in from the east across most parts, some heavy. Best of any dry weather towards the northwest. Strong, gusty winds in the west.

Saturday Night

Snow showers continuing for all apart from some northwestern and far western parts. More persistent snow may develop in the south later, perhaps turning heavy in the southwest.


Further snow showers feeding in from the east, easing for some during the afternoon. Spell of more persistent snow in the south/southwest gradually clearing, turning to rain near the coasts.

Monday to Wednesday

Mostly dry but wintry showers in the east Monday and Tuesday, then a spell of rain in the north on Wednesday. Risk of ice at first with temperatures slowly recovering.

Forecast Information

The national weather forecast from the Met Office covers today, tonight, tomorrow and the following three days. This provides an indication of the main weather types and trends across the British Isles during the short-range forecast period.

This data is provided under licence and updated daily, normally early morning.

Chief Forecaster