Saturday 24 February - Monday 4 March:
It will remain rather cool and changeable over the weekend with further showers or longer spells of rain in most areas, but perhaps more especially in the south of the UK. It's also likely to be windy at times, and there is a small chance that it could be quite stormy. A generally unsettled pattern is most likely to continue through to early March bringing spells of rain across all areas at times, wettest in the west and northwest, where it'll be windy too at times. Temperatures generally around average though some short-lived colder interludes are possible. These are more likely in the north which may allow snow to fall to lower levels at times.

Tuesday 5 March - Tuesday 19 March:
A continuation of unsettled conditions is most likely in this period with low-pressure systems likely to continue to cross over or close to the UK, with mostly short-lived spells of drier and brighter weather between times. Temperatures are likely to be near normal overall, with occasional night frosts, but values will fluctuate as weather systems come and go.

The long-range forecast provided under licence from the Met Office indicates expected weather conditions across the United Kingdom for the next 30 days.

Ensemble data from the ECMWF model shows local temperatures and rainfall for 15 days. Additional ensemble data is now available for Essex towns and cities.

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