UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 6): Cold northern Europe, rain over western and southern Iberia
UK snow forecast: The map turns blue as temperatures plummet throughout the country. (Photo: WX Charts)

UK's daily weather forecast

Tonight & March 6

High pressure pushes more over the UK and Ireland for the rest of Friday. This is going to be bringing a cold yet mainly dry day. Frosty conditions for the north and west too first thing. There will be some sunshine, the best of this 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 4 to 9C.

A largely dry night for most areas under largely clear skies allowing for a frost to become rather widespread by the morning. More cloud covers developing across west Scotland and through much of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Patchy light rain affecting the Northern and Western Isles through the early hours with some patchy rain also reaching coastal areas of west Ireland before dawn. Lows at -2 to 4C.

High-pressure remains over the country on Saturday. Morning mist and fog patches are likely but these will be clearing away quickly. Most areas will be dry with broken clouds. There may be more clouds across Ireland and Northern Ireland where there is the risk of some rain in the far west here. Northern Scotland too will see some patchy rain with more in the way of clouds. Highs at 5 to 8C.

UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 6): Cold northern Europe, rain over western and southern Iberia
UK snow forecast: The high risk of snow continues into next Friday. (Photo: Express)

Outlook for March 7 - 8

Weather Online forecasts losing high pressure and returning to more unsettled, wet, and windy weather for next week. High pressure sticks around this weekend keeping conditions settled but cooler. Milder air moves in next week but also more unsettled conditions; expect heavy rain and high winds on some days.

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 to this part of the UK. Lower pressure west of Ireland will push some showery rain eastwards and affect parts of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and western Scotland in particular but some rain reaching eastern areas too. Highs of 5 to 11C. Fronts moving eastwards through the UK and Ireland on Monday. Outbreaks of rain will push across, heavy initially in the west, but becoming brighter from the west later. It a less cool day but breezy. Highs at 6 to 12C.

UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 6): Cold northern Europe, rain over western and southern Iberia
Photo: Weather Online

UK snow forecast: Three-day snow blast hits next week

Minimum temperatures, particularly overnight, have slumped to below freezing in large parts of the UK, making the glorious late winter sunshine enjoyed by millions of Britons last weekend a distant memory. But the latest weather maps for next week show the country could be set for more misery, with the unwelcome return of snow in some parts of the UK. Charts from Netweather show the risk of snow immediately setting in at midnight next Wednesday (March 10), with a risk of more than 50 percent in a large part of central Scotland.

Snow is likely to rapidly sweep over the country from the North Atlantic over the next few hours, with the map for 3 am turning bright red in parts north of the border, indicating a 75 percent risk of snow. Worse still, the charts turn white to show a 100 percent risk of snow in central Scotland with a risk of more than 50 percent of more in surrounding areas throughout the country. England won't escape these freezing conditions, with a 40 percent risk of snow in the northeast of the country around the Newcastle area. An extremely high risk of snow will continue into the afternoon for northern parts of Scotland throughout the morning of March 10 and heading towards the afternoon.

But any hope of snow sweeping away from the UK in what is normally the hottest part of the day has been dashed by the latest maps from Netweather. There is a 40 percent risk of snow throughout most of Scotland, particularly the west coast, with that risk factor rising to as high as 90 percent in one small part. Northeast England will again feel the brunt of freezing weather, with a risk of snow continuing in that area of the country. The maps continue to make grim reading throughout the course of March 10, with a 100 percent risk of snow sweeping through large areas north of the border.

These high areas are forecast to expand throughout the early hours of next Thursday (March 11), and by 6 am, so much so that by 6 am, northeast and northwest England are at high risk of snowfall. A small area of the Midlands and part of northern Wales could also be hit by some snow. The snow risk does ease slightly throughout the day, but the latest charts for 6 pm again make worrying reading, with a large part of Scotland turning white, with several parts of the northwest and northeast of England turning red. A high risk of snow will persist heading into the early hours of next Friday (March 12), and although that will disappear for a large part of that day, makes an unwelcome return in the evening.

UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 6): Cold northern Europe, rain over western and southern Iberia
The average temperature in Europe for March 6. (Photo: Weather Online)

Europe's weather forecast

Tonight & March 6

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 6): Cold northern Europe, rain over western and southern Iberia
Chance of snow over Europe on March 6. (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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