Border weather: Settled spell on it's way

'Painting the flowers for Spring' Photo: JOE SHERIDAN & PLAYMOBIL
SATURDAY NIGHT: Weakening front pushes cloud and patchy rain southeast

High pressure builds over the UK on Monday, bringing the longest and most impressive settled spell we've seen in some time.

Despite some breaks in the cloud Sunday has seen a weakening cold front slowly edging in from the northwest, bringing thicker cloud and patchy rain by evening. Some steady rain is expected for a time before it turns lighter and more patchy and edges away to the southeast.

It's behind the cold front into Monday that high pressure begins to build for the week ahead. Expect fairly cool nights with patchy rural ground frost possible, maybe leading to misty mornings in some areas. But many places will be dry and fine with light winds, decent spells of sunshine and respectable daytime highs for early March.

Here's your forecast for the next few days.....

MONDAY: High pressure builds across the UK

REST OF SATURDAY:

A good deal of cloud though the day with some patchy light rain, mainly for Dumfries and Galloway at first, though becoming more persistent later in the afternoon.

Some brighter spells along the east coast. Lighter winds, and still quite mild. Highs 11 °C.

TONIGHT:

Cloudy this evening with outbreaks of rain, heavy and more persistent for a time before drying up from the north later. A touch of ground frost is possible under clearer skies towards dawn. Lows 3-5 °C.

MONDAY:

A fine dry day with some sunny spells. Winds will be light. Highs 9-11°C.

OUTLOOK:

A settled spell of weather with some clear or sunny spells, dry for most areas and winds light. Maybe some thicker cloud in the west at times.

Overnight frost in places and maybe misty mornings but but the days will become milder, 4 degrees above the average for the time of year.

A settled outlook for the week ahead