British Isles weather diary

British Isles weather diary

Recent temperature, rainfall and sunshine extremes over the British Isles (Note: figures in parentheses give an indication, from first reports, of the spread of daily max and min temperatures, min daytime temperatures (occasionally), rainfall and sunshine in the 24 hours ending 2100 GMT.)

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British Isles weather, March 2019

Pressure fell on the 29th and a cold front edged SE'wards across N Scotland. Away from Scotland, there were a few fog patches and local frost (this mainly over England and Wales) at first, then most places here were sunny and warm. However, N Ireland and W Ireland was cloudier and it later became wet in NW Scotland. (Sheffield 19.0C, Lerwick 7.9C maximum, Ravensworth -2.3C minimum, Kinlochewe 19.2 mm, East Malling 12.6 h.)

Overnight into the 30th there was some patchy fog and slight frost over England and Wales, whilst patchy rain moved SE'wards across Scotland. The rain then affected parts of N England during the day. Brighter weather with seasonable temperatures extended S'wards over Scotland and Northern Ireland, with a few showers in N Scotland. Most of S England and S Wales was sunny and warm or very warm; there were a few showers in the afternoon over East Anglia. (Kew Gardens 19.8C, Loch Glascarnoch 6.7C maximum, Ravensworth -3.9C minimum, Achnagart 8.8 mm, Jersey Airport and Guernsey Airport 11.3 h.)

A cold front overnight into the 31st pushed rain S'wards in places, mainly in E areas, across England and Wales overnight. Under the clearer skies behind the rain over Scotland and N Ireland there was a sharp frost in places. Many places had quite a sunny day, though the cloud was slow to break over much of S England and S Wales, and it was also fairly cloudy over N England. (Jersey Airport 15.9C, Baltasound 7.0C maximum, Tulloch Bridge -6.0C minimum, Chillingham Barns 0.8 mm, Tiree 11.8 h.)


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Last updated 3 April 2019.