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 2017

Haze, mist and fog was widespread by dawn on the 28th across all but the W half of Scotland. In places this led to some slight drizzle overnight, while more general rain affected SW Ireland early in the morning. The fog led to dozens of flights being cancelled out of London airports; the fog also led to the Woolwich Ferry service being suspended, as were the Thames Clippers at Royal Arsenal Woolwich. Showery outbreaks moved NE'wards during the day with some thunder later in parts of the N Midlands, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. Much of Scotland remained dry but misty - apart from some light falls in N areas. The S half of England had a warm day, especially around the London area although the nest of the sunshine tended to be in parts of Cent Scotland away from the coasts. (Gravesend 19.1C, Inverbervie 5.8C maximum, Braemar -2.6C minimum, St Athan 9.0 mm, Kinloss 10.6 h.)

Widespread fronts gave a cloudy day on the 29th. After a largely dry night across Scotland, overnight rain further S spread N here during the day. It was a generally mild day due to the S'ly flow, but it was misty or foggy in some coastal areas during the day. During the day SE England turned largely dry and many other E areas of England were also generally dry. (Cranwell 17.0C, Fair Isle 6.7C maximum, Balmoral 2.1C, Whitechurch 30.4 mm, Stornoway 3.7 h.)

A warm sector led to a mild night across much of England with overnight minimum temperatures of 10-12C in many places here on the 30th. Although it turned unusually warm here during the day with 20C reported as far N as Lincolnshire, frontal cloud led to widespread rain in W areas of the British Isles. Showery outbreaks over parts of England and Wales in the evening.(Gravesend 22.1C, Fair Isle 8.5C maximum, Resallach 2.1C minimum, Capel Curig 46.0 mm, Herstmonceux 9.8 h.)

Frontal rain crossed much of the UK from the W overnight and into the morning of the 31st, with the rain then giving way to showers from the W. More rain followed over S Ireland, SW England and Wales later in the afternoon and evening. It was another mild day in Cent and E areas of England after overnight minimum temperatrures of 10-12C in places here. (Hull East Park 18.9C, Lerwick 8.5C maximum, Baltasound 2.9C minimum, Harris Quidnish 32.8 mm, Jersey Airport 7.9 h.)

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Last updated 5 April 2017.