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First day of spring could bring some sunshine, says Met Office

By WMNlynbarton  |  Posted: February 28, 2014


A cow grazes near a clump of daffodils in East Devon. Photo by Richard Austin

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Sunshine and a few showers are to characterise the first day of Spring tomorrow.

The Met Office said the wild and windy weather had largely swept through the Westcountry paving the way for a slightly better weekend.

They have today withdrawn a warning a snow over higher ground after a weather system tacked south of the region instead of across it.

This means that after a night of heavy rain and gale force winds in places, the outlook is generally sunnier for the Westcountry.

A Met Office spokeswoman said: “It is an improving picture.

“There is a risk of some ice and first in the morning, but tomorrow is looking like a dry day and possibly even a bit sunny in places.

“There will be the odd shower however.”

On Sunday, winds will start to pick up around midday as a weather system hits Cornwall first and then moves east.

The spokeswoman said there could be some heavy showers as a result and winds could pick to gusts of up to 50 mph in exposed areas.

There is no weather warning in place yet, but the Met Office and the Environment Agency are monitoring the situation to see if the windy weather coincides with spring tides on Sunday evening.

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