I always watch this weekend with enormous anticipation firstly because of the London Marathon when runners look for weather - not to hot, and not too cold but just right - although having completed this once -(and never again) the weather was the least of my issues! But I do have sympathy with the 40000 on the start line and feel that every little bit helps. And secondly as the week ends this year with Easter I am reminded of a wonderful couple who used to stay with us through my childhood for Easter and they always- come rain or shine- would sit out on Easter Sunday and have tea on the Library patio so for them it would be nice to see a warn sunny afternoon and not driving rain"!
However after a damp and dreary winter any further signs of spring will be popular- but as I watch out accross the lawn today and see the daffodills in full bloom maybe - just maybe spring has finally arrived- the grass is growing, the floods subsiding and the birds are in full song so what has the weather hot in store?
Today: Some early brightness then becomming mostly cloudy.
Monday: Scattered showers across northern and western mountains in the morning, with longer spells of rain across the peaks, developing elsewhere by the afternoon. Strong westerly winds.
Tuesday: Mainly dry with some good spells of sunshine, just an isolated shower across highest inland peaks at first. Northwesterly winds continuing to ease.
Wednesday: Dry, sunny and pleasantly mild on although chilly through the night- so keep heating on for one more week!
Thursday. Turning cloudier with some patchy rain, mainly in the north and west.
Friday: Most places should be dry with sunny intervals, light winds and perhaps a few showery outbreaks.
Saturday: The driest and brightest day of the week but eventualy leading to increasing cloud and outbreaks of rain and freshening winds into Easter Sunday.