Issued: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
A cold moth overall with an unsettled end
The recent tendency for high pressure to try to build north of the UK and disrupt the usual westerly flow is a phenomena that will continue through the rest of February and into march.
There will be occasions, such as late in the month when the jet stream will strengthen bringing milder weather, wind and rain, but this is likely to be short-lived with chillier conditions returning once again.
*11/2/17 - 17/2/17*
High pressure to the north of the UK with low pressure to the south. A cold easterly flow affects all areas. There is the risk of some snow flurries, especially in the east, but a few will make it further west too.
18/2/17 - 24/2/17*
Staying cool at first, perhaps cold for some. The easterly wind turning more southeasterly and this allows temperatures to rise slightly. Perhaps becoming milder in northwest Scotland later, although staying cold in the southeast. Plenty of dry weather but always the risk of rain to the south.
*25/2/17 - 3/3/17*
Turning more unsettled as the jet stream becomes re-established. Periods of rain passing eastwards and windy too. The rain could be heavy at times, especially in the west. A risk of gales with varying temperatures and the chance of snow in the north.
*4/3/17 - 10/3/17*
Staying unsettled into the early stages of March. Low pressure may be forced southwards. Should this happen it will become chillier again for all with a risk of snow or snow showers in the north. Temperature below average.
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