London weather: Met Office reveals when it will get warmer in the capital
Technically, we have entered spring, but the vibrant blooms and warming sunshine that many people associate with the season haven’t quite kicked in yet.
However, while the week might start off cold, rainy, and winter-like in certain regions, the Met Office believes the weather in London will improve by the end of the week.
Looking at the capital’s forecast specifically, Tuesday (March 28) is set to start off with rain. After 2 pm, however, the forecast is for the showers to stop and clouds to remain, with a temperature of 8°C or 9°C.
On Wednesday, while Londoners can expect clouds, the temperature will be warming up, with the Met Office forecasting a high of 15°C.
From midday Thursday, London weather will see the sun starting to shine through the clouds, with a low of 11°C and a high of 15°C.
Friday will be a similar affair. Overnight and early in the morning, there might be some showers, but the sun will appear from midday.
Unfortunately, the weekend weather in the capital is expected to be colder, with temperatures dropping as low as six degrees.
It will be turning milder over the next few days across the UK, before temperatures return closer to average by the weekend
🟣= south of the UK
🟤= north of the UK pic.twitter.com/1VcJDia9Kb
— Met Office (@metoffice) March 27, 2023
Nevertheless, with April right around the corner, the Met Office believe that the temperatures will average out close to averagein the coming days.
The surprisingly cold start to spring came shortly after a snowy few days in March that saw temperatures plummet overnight following a sudden stratospheric warming in mid-February.
A sudden stratospheric warming event is rapid warming above the Earth’s surface. The warming occurs so high up that we don’t feel it, but it affects the weather.
A few weeks after the warming occurs, it can affect the jet stream and create blocking patterns that form large areas of high pressure.
A sudden stratospheric warming event can also bring easterly winds with high pressure to the east of the UK.