Met Office weather experts have warned that severe weather warnings could possibly be issued over the next few days as a series of ‘harsh’ weather systems land across the UK.
Weather systems currently heading towards the country from the Atlantic could in turn bring periods of high winds and heavy rain, according to the forecaster.
And the weather itself could lead authorities to issue warnings before arriving in the UK, to help people prepare for disruption – reports Wales Online.
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Met Office chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: ‘An energetic and mobile weather pattern is driving successive low pressure systems across the Atlantic over the next few days.
“With the high pressure east of the UK these systems are stalling and weakening as they reach us and bringing periods of rain and wind with milder air.
“At this time, no national severe weather warning has been issued, however, this situation may change over the next few days, so keep an eye on the forecast for your area.”
Thursday will be cloudy for many with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in parts of Scotland, Wales, western England and eastern Northern Ireland. Here in the North East of England, however, it should remain relatively clear everywhere.
On Friday, a weather front is moving in from the west, bringing showers to the northeast forecast around 5 p.m.
We will see drier and brighter weather for a while on Saturday, temperatures around the average for the time of year between 7°C and 11°C, before another low pressure system brings Late morning showers leading up to lunchtime.
Sunday is expected to be cloudy changing to showers in the afternoon for North East England, while temperatures remain around average for the time of year.
This low pressure system finally clears to the north on Monday, and beyond that there are indications that the weather may become calmer as we head into the middle of next week.
Rain is still likely, particularly in the northwest on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, but many places will see longer spells of dry and bright weather developing.
Temperatures will remain near normal for mid-March, with overnight frosts still possible in places, although snow seems unlikely.
That’s still a long way off in terms of the forecast, so keep an eye on the weather forecast for your area.
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