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UK Forecast - February 20, 2012
Cloudy, rain in west
Few bright spells

A broad southwest flow across the country through the whole of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday. There will be some low cloud on western coasts on Wales, northern England and Scotland, a few bursts of rain on the heavy side. More eastern and central areas should be drier, some sunny spells developing in the Midlands and southern England. Ireland tends to stay cloudy through the day with some drizzle at times, most of it to the west of the country. Highs at 9 to 13C.

Tuesday Night
A mild night ahead with plenty of cloud. There will be outbreaks of rain affecting western coasts of Scotland, England and Wales. The rain could become more persistent at times over western Scotland and then later across northern and western Ireland too. A drier night in eastern Scotland, and through the Midlands and southern England. Lows at 4 to 8C.

A broad southwest flow remains through the country on Wednesday. A series of fronts will pass southeastwards through the country taking periods of rain with them. Most of the rain will be across Ireland and western Scotland in the morning, these spreading through northwest England and Wales in the afternoon with lighter rain in the Midlands, eastern and southern England. Becoming drier in Scotland later. Highs at 9 to 12C.

The brisk southwest flow remains through the country on Tuesday as a warm front spreads east. This is going to be bringig lots of cloud to much of the UK and Ireland. Western coasts will have drizzle at times, some more persistent rain in western Scotland. Breaks will be apearing in the cloud away from western coasts and this will allow some sunny spells to develop. Where these occur it will become very warm with tops of 18C in the eastern Midlands, 9C in western Scotland.

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