Wet weather steadily clearing eastwards


[Published 06:30 21/02/2024]

Near to Berkhamsted. Overcast and damp weather. Posted by Brian Gaze

The Central England Temperature (CET) for February to the 19th is a massive 4.9C above the 1961-90 average. The exceptional mildness has led to spring blossom putting in an early appearance, particularly in the south where magnolias are already in bloom. However, temperatures will be dipping in the next few days and the risk of frost increasing as more normal weather returns. (If you would like to browse the website without adverts and contribute to its ongoing development, explore the payment options, see below)

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Issued 21st February 2024

Wednesday begins wet, windy and mild in most of the UK. The exception is northern Scotland where it is still dry.

Through the day outbreaks of rain continue pushing eastwards. This afternoon the rain clears from most areas, although central and south eastern England are likely to remain wet until the early evening. Sunny spells develop in the northern half of the UK, but scattered showers develop. Windy, with gales in the north. 

Temperatures range from 6°C in the far north west to 13°C in England. You can check the weather radar for the most up to date view.

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UK Met Office UKV, rain and snow, 15:00 Wednesday 21st February

Tonight starts dry in much of the UK. However, outbreaks of rain are expected to move across southern counties. Also, a narrow but heavy band of rain pushes southeastwards across northern and western areas. Colder and showery conditions follow into Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Tomorrow, heavy rain is likely to continue in central and eastern England. Elsewhere it will be more mixed with dry periods, but also showers, particularly in the north and west. The showers could be wintry at times over the Welsh mountains and to lower levels in the north. Blustery and colder than recently, although the south eastern corner probably remains quite mild.

UK Met Office UKV, temperatures, 15:00 Thursday 22nd February

Mixed and cooler weekend

Friday is looking blustery and showery. The heaviest showers are likely to be in the west and over high ground they bring a wintry mix. Generally rather cold.

The showery theme is forecast to continue on Saturday. In the north showers bring a wintry mix and blustery winds add to the chilly feel. 

Outbreaks of rain are likely to push northeastwards across the southern half of the UK on Sunday. The north will remain dry and quite cold.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Sunday 25th February

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Magnolias starting to bloom in February. Posted by Brian Gaze

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