This time a week ago the weather couldn’t have been more different, with an approaching cold snap and very cold conditions which saw some record breaking low temperatures.
Today the sun is expected to envelop much of the country and although it’s a cool start, temperatures should slowly warm up as the sun beams down over many regions throughout the day.
There are always exceptions to every rule and although there maybe pockets of cloud with light showers in a few exposed areas on all points of the compass, most of these should be sporadic and you’ll be fairly unlucky to be under a passing shower.
The next few days appear settled over the nation with frosty nights and mornings in many areas but mostly sunny days which should make the afternoons relatively pleasant in terms of temperatures.
The last month of winter officially gets underway tomorrow and the days are continuing to lengthen in terms of daylight and it seems to be becoming more noticeable at either end of the day.
In just over a month daylight saving gets underway and Weather Analyst Richard Green says ” Even though the days will continue to warm up, there’s still likely to be the odd chilly one that’ll seem to lurk a little longer due to the extended daylight but in most cases people seem fairly happy with our earlier start date with daylight saving compared to what we had a few years ago. To have that extra light in the evening in early spring is always a bit of a bonus”.
It may seem a way off before we roar into gear with the barbeque or take a stroll on a balmy evening but we’re heading in the right direction and summer of 2011/2012 awaits us.