UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 5): Cold, rather cloudy covers UK, rain over western & southern Iberia
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UK's daily weather forecast

Tonight & March 5

A cold day ahead with plenty of clouds for many areas tonight. There will be some spots of light rain affecting eastern coasts, these spreading to northeast England and part of southwest Scotland in the afternoon. A few showery outbreaks of rain for East Anglia and southeast England early in the morning, but these soon clearing eastwards. At the same time bright, but yet colder weather arrives in northern and eastern Scotland. Brighter in the west of Wales and southwest England as well as western Ireland. Highs at 6 to 8C but just 5C along some coasts of northeast England and eastern Scotland. A dry night for most areas under clearing skies. There will be some thicker cloud in eastern Ireland and southwest England, this producing a few showers on coasts. A first developing in northern England and Scotland. Lows at 0 to 4C.

A large area of high pressure is over the UK and Ireland on Friday. This is going to be bringing a cold day. There will be some sunshine, the best of it to the west. Always more cloud affecting eastern areas of Scotland and England. Some clouds too in western Ireland but the east should be brighter with sunny spells. A few spots of drizzle may affect the far northwest of Scotland. Highs at 5 to 7C.

UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 5): Cold, rather cloudy covers UK, rain over western & southern Iberia
Scotland should expect some snow on March 11 (Photo: WX Charts)

Outlook for March 6 - 7

Cold through the coming days and dry for most at first. The weather is set to be turning more mixed through the weekend and then unsettled into next week. Bands of rain will be passing eastwards, and these could be heavy at times. It may be windy for a while too.

High-pressure remains over the country on Saturday. Morning mist and fog patches are likely but these will be clearing away quickly. Most areas are they dry with broken cloud. The best of the sunshine developing in central and western areas. There may be more clouds across Ireland with a risk of some rain in the west. Highs at 6 to 8C.

Original high pressure is maintained across southern parts of England and Wales on Sunday. This should bring dry weather with some broken clouds and sunny spells. Lower pressure west of Ireland will push some showery rain eastwards and this may well be affecting eastern Ireland by late afternoon. A further front brings some rain to central and eastern Scotland. Tops at 5 to 9C.

UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 5): Cold, rather cloudy covers UK, rain over western & southern Iberia
Showers should be expected throughout March including on the 10th (Photo: WX Charts)

Fog to blanket UK as Icelandic cold front brings in bitter temperature

BBC Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood forecast heavy mist and persistent fog for the next few days. She noted cold days ahead from those areas blanketed by low clouds, with temperatures struggling to climb above four degrees celsius. In addition to this, a new wet weather front from the south-east promises to bring thundery showers from the continent.

Kirkwood said: "Once again today it is going to be fairly cloudy, ưe have got some mist we have got some fog. Particularly dense at the moment across parts of south-east England. But some of us will see a little sunshine more especially in parts of the west.

Kirkwood continued: "High pressure is in charge of our weather, not much else is going on. We do have this weather front coming in across the south-west and that is introducing some showers. Also all this low cloud, mist, and fog. Not just in England and Wales but also in Scotland and Northern Ireland but we will see some breaks in western Scotland, north-west England, potentially north-west Wales, and also we will see a few breaks in Northern Ireland. Showers continuing to push in from the south-west getting in towards the Midlands and also the south-east through the course of the day, some of them good are heavy and thunder."

The BBC Weather meteorologist added: "But if you are stuck like yesterday under all the low cloud temperatures will struggle above four degrees. Into Thursday, Kirkwood said: "Once again we see a return to a lot of low clouds, some mist and some fog and a new weather front coming in from the north-west will introduce some colder air and some snow across Orkney and Shetland "Maybe one or two centimeters but again most of the snow as it comes across the mainland will be on higher ground. Temperatures in the second half of the week all start at between four and seven degrees in the North and six to ten in the South. Some parts of the Uk could against see some snow at the weekend predicted the meteorologist as this cold Icelandic air meets with a new weather front pushing in from the Atlantic. The weather is also predicted to become increasingly unsettled moving into next week as this Atlantic pressure takes hold."

UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 5): Cold, rather cloudy covers UK, rain over western & southern Iberia
The average temperature on March 05. (Photo: Weather Online

Europe's weather forecast

Tonight & March 5

Rain, heavy at times in Portugal. Showers in northern Spain. Fair in eastern, central, and southern parts of Spain. Some showers in the Balearics and Sardinia. Italy should be fair with good spells of sunshine here. Turkey will be fine with more sunshine here.

An area of rain through central and southern France, this being rather showery. Drier in northern France and feeling cold. Staying cold across the Netherlands and northern Germany as well as northern Poland. Rain in central and southern Poland. Hungary and Austria should be dry with sunny spells. Rain in Switzerland. Cold in Denmark with dry weather and sunny spells. Scattered snow showers for the Baltic States and Finland. Staying cold across Sweden too. Frequent snow showers in northern and western Norway, drier and brighter to the south.

UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 5): Cold, rather cloudy covers UK, rain over western & southern Iberia
Chance of snow forecast on March 05 (Photo: Weather Online)

Spain on Friday. Eastern Spain should be mostly dry although there will be some showers in the north. The Balearics will be dry with plenty of sunshine, although showers affect Corsica and Sardinia. Rain in northern Italy but fare across southern Italy. Greece and Turkey will be dry with lots of sunshine.

Breezy across France, dry in the north with some sunny spells. Cloudy skies for the south with some showery outbreaks of rain here. The low countries and Germany should be dry and generally bright although some rain affects southern parts of Germany. A few showers for northern Poland whilst Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland will all be cloudy with rain at times. A bright day in Denmark and dry too. Some clouds and snow affecting the Baltic states. Dry and cold across Finland and northern Sweden, but mostly dry in the south of Sweden with some sunny spells. Drive for southern Norway with broken clouds, but some heavy wintry showers will affect western and northern coasts.

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