UK weather: Temperatures soar to 10C after Arctic blast – but it’s raining

Sunshine and dry weather could warm up most parts of the UK on Sunday, but rain is likely over Northern Ireland and Scotland

UK weather
Frost crept in overnight and temperatures dropped to -6°C

Brits face a sunny Sunday with temperatures expected to hit 10C after a freezing night in parts of the country.

Frosts set in overnight and temperatures dropped to as low as -6C in some areas.

Forecasters said the “highs and lows” of spring will hit most of the country over the next week, with sunny spells and windy intervals expected in most regions.

Sunshine and dry weather could warm up most parts of the UK on Sunday, but rain is likely over Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “A wetter and windier day there and we could see some strong, potentially gale force winds around Scotland.”

Sunshine and dry weather could warm most parts of the UK on Sunday

More unsettled weather is expected to hit most of the UK from Monday to Wednesday, with widespread rain and wind expected.

“That’s the trouble with spring and its ups and downs,” said Mr. Partridge.

The sunny weather will be brief, with rain and wind forecasts for the coming week and into Easter weekend.

Looking ahead to Thursday April 7 through Saturday April 16, the Met Office said: “End of the week and weekend are likely to be cold in the north with wintry showers. Further south, weather systems from the southwest will bring prolonged rain showers and high winds.

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said Saturday night lows of minus 6C were likely in northern regions before a slightly milder turn on Sunday


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“There is an intermittent risk of snow on the northern edge of the rain bands, mainly in central and northern areas. Widespread frosts are expected in the north, with some likely patches of ice. In southern areas temperatures will be closer to average, locally rather warm.

“The following week is likely to remain choppy but the focus is on the heaviest rain and strongest winds heading north and west across Britain, allowing for some drier interludes in the south east.”

This month’s frigid weather comes after Britain enjoyed its sunniest March since 1929.

Northern Ireland basked in 90% more sunshine than the average for the month, with 192.5 hours of sunshine.

Scotland saw 64% more sun than usual with a total of 160.1 hours, while England had its sunniest March at 168.1 hours and Wales its fifth brightest March at 157.9 hours.

Temperatures reach 10C in parts of the UK on Sunday

UK forecast for the next five days


A fine day for most on Sunday with some sunshine, particularly in England and Wales, although some rain showers are possible in central parts. Cloudier further north with rain from the NW during the day. Slightly milder than Saturday.

This evening:

Rain across Scotland continues south overnight. Temperatures will rise from the north west in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but will fall during the first part of the night. get windier.


Mostly cloudy with rain over the western slopes. Patchy light rain elsewhere but many eastern areas will dry with some light. Airy for everyone, but milder than on Sunday.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain on Tuesday in many northern areas, lighter in the south. On Wednesday it will snow in parts of Scotland, showers elsewhere. Cold on Thursday with snow showers in the north.

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