Notably mild in the south and east

[Updated 06:45 24/02/2021]

Red sky across the valley. Posted by brian gaze

Northern and western parts of the UK have further spells of rain today. To the south and east it remains dry and it will be exceptionally mild for late February. Temperatures could reach 18C (64F) locally in the southern half of the UK. Through the rest of the week high pressure builds northwards and brings increasingly settled weather.


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Wednesday starts with outbreaks of rain in parts of the north and west. Central and eastern areas are mostly dry. Through the day some heavy spells of rain continue in Wales and northern western England. Scotland and Northern Ireland should turn drier. To the south and east it remains dry and a few sunny spells are likely.

Temperatures range from 8C (46F) in the far north west to an unusually mild 18C (64F) locally in eastern England.

Meteo France Arpege chart 1
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 15:00 GMT Wed 24th February

Tonight the rain pushes southeastwards across the southern half of Britain and it becomes increasingly patchy. Clearer skies follow it but there will be heavy showers in the north west. Mild in the south but cooler in the north with the possibility of localised frost in Scotland.


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Tomorrow patchy spells of rain in the south east clear by the early afternoon. Bright intervals follow but there will be showers in the north west and they could spread into Wales later on. Temperatures will be lower than in recent days, but they still reach double figures in southern and central Britain.

Meteo France Arpege chart 2
Meteo France Arpege, cloud cover, 15:00 GMT Thu 25th February

Mild weather continues

Friday should be mainly dry. In southern and central periods sunny periods develop widely but across the north there is likely to be more cloud. Temperatures remain above the seasonal average.

Saturday is looking mostly dry and brought in much of the UK. There is a risk of thicker cloud bringing a few spots of rain to the north west. There could be an early ground frost in places but temperatures rapidly climb and in the afternoon it should feel pleasant in the sun. 

The predominantly settled theme continues through Sunday and Monday. The nights will be chilly and there is a risk of patchy frost. Through the mornings temperatures quickly climb and the afternoon sunshine should feel quite warm.

GFS chart 1
GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Sat 27th February

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