Saturday 5 Feb - Monday 14 Feb
Scattered showers across the northwest and down parts of the east coast will die away towards the start of this period. Elsewhere is expected to be dry and partly cloudy, with cloud increasing across the northwest throughout Saturday, this bringing rain later. It will be windy with gales around northern coasts, but lighter winds in the south. Temperatures will be mild by the end of the day. A north/south divide is expected to continue through the rest of the period with settled conditions and milder temperatures prevailing in the south, whilst unsettled and wetter conditions with strong winds are seen across northern regions, especially the northwest, with near average temperatures. Some, mostly short-lived, spells of colder temperatures are likely in the north and northwest, where some wintry showers could develop.
Tuesday 15 Feb - Tuesday 1 Mar
The current north-south split to the weather is likely to continue from mid-February and through to the second half of the month. Northern areas, especially the northwest, are likely to see nearer average temperatures with more rain and strong winds interspersed with a few short-lived colder spells. Southern regions are likely to see milder, drier and overall, more settled conditions.