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Spring heat wave set to hit in mid-March, say forecasters

by LLB Reporter
3rd Mar 21 4:05 pm

Long range weather forecasters have said that the UK could be baking in temperatures of 20C in a spring blitz.

It is expected there will be mixed weather conditions of both cold and warm weather, as high pressure is to move from the south.

According to WXCharts by 18 March temperatures could hit 14C in the south of England including London and Kent.

However, the mercury could hit 20C in the second half of March said Brian Gaze from Weather Outlook, although it is too early to confirm.

Speaking to the Express Gaze said, “At the present time I’m expecting an increasing chance of milder periods developing during the second half of March.

“The strengthening sun and longer days mean there is the potential for it to feel quite warm, especially in the south.

“The warmer conditions are most likely to come from the south or southwest.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 20C (68F) reached during this period.”

The outlook added, “This year seasonal computer models and recent climatology are favouring a warmer than average season.

“The signal for this is relatively strong in the context of the above.

“The signal for precipitation amounts is weaker, as is usually the case.”

Between 16 and 30 March the long range forecast says, “High pressure is expected to slowly sink southwards during Sunday with settled conditions confined to the far southeast of the UK, as cloud and spells of rain gradually push in from the northwest.

“A trend towards more unsettled conditions widely across the UK is likely through the beginning of next week, with spells of rain and showers spreading in from the west but also with some drier and brighter interludes at times.

“Through this period there is potential for windy conditions with the strongest winds most likely in the west and northwest of the UK.

“Temperatures are expected to trend from rather cold at first to closer to average, perhaps mild at times in the south.

“During the middle of March unsettled conditions look likely to continue across the UK, with spells of rain and showers but also some drier and brighter interludes at times especially in the south.

“Temperatures are most likely to remain near to or slightly above average, with any colder intervals from the north short lived.”

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