Weekend Weather: Wet & windy start to spring

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Wet and windy start to spring

Wednesday felt like spring had already sprung with above average temperatures and light winds, but thats not due to last long..

After Wednesday’s milder temperatures of 11C and the weather feeling slightly warmer on Wirral, the weekend is expected to see colder and increasingly windy conditions with possible gales on Sunday as a new weather front moves in.

A Met Office spokesperson said: ‘Over the next few days the UK will see a band of rain coming in from the west on Thursday.’

This means rain and Winds of up to 50mph could be expected on the 1st day of spring on Sunday which may lead to more dangerous conditions at Wirral coasts.

Here’s how the weekend is looking:

Saturday:

Rather cloudy at first, with outbreaks of rain gradually easing during the morning.

Further strong winds and heavy rain will then spread later in the day.

Maximum Temperature: 9C – Feels Like: 4C

Highest predicted wind gust: 28mph

Sunday:

Wet and windy, again feeling cold in the wind.

Windiest at coasts so big waves are possible over costal defences.

Maximum Temperature: 7C – Feels Like: 1C

Highest predicted wind gust: 47mph

Spring Outlook:

After a cool and unsettled first few days, March is expected to see fairly dry and settled weather dominate, but the rest of spring is likely to see a return to a changeable weather pattern.

Temperatures are expected to be around average throughout spring, although it could be rather chilly at times.

Rainfall amounts could be normal or above normal, but there are no signals at present to suggest that this spring will be a month with lots of heavy rainfall.

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