UK Forecast- February 26, 2015

Dry for most Friday

Periods of wind & rain this weekend

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A dry and bright day for most areas, as a ridge of high pressure influences the British Isles. Fronts approach from the south-west, bringing patchy rain and drizzle to western Ireland later in the afternoon. Best sunshine toward the east of Britain, more cloud in the west, tending to thicken through the day. Light westerly winds, although freshening south-westerlies in the west and north-west. Temperatures reaching 7 to 9C by afternoon after a chilly start.

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Cloudy skies overnight, and outbreaks of rain spreading from the west. Heaviest rain likely over the hills of west Wales, north-west England and western Scotland, but mostly just light and patchy across the Midlands and eastern England. Drizzly rain tends to clear from Ireland in the early hours, although scattered showers may follow into the far west. Not particularly cold, with overnight lows staying close to 4 or 5C for many.

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Breezy, with a little rain and drizzle in eastern counties of England to start Saturday. Staying mostly cloudy with a little drizzle across central areas, but essentially dry for several hours during the middle of the day. Windy with showers in northern Scotland, but eastern Scotland should stay dry and bright overall. Drizzly rain moves into Ireland and the south-west by afternoon, gradually setting in and turning heavier toward evening. Turning wet for most of Britain overnight. Winds increasing to gale force around coasts and hills in the south and west overnight. Mild temperatures, 8 to 11C for most.

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Rapidly changing conditions through the day. Heavy rain and strong winds overnight and during the morning are expected to clear eastwards, allowing brighter conditions to spread from the west. Blustery wintry showers continue across northern Britain, whilst southern regions may see a fine afternoon. For Ireland, after a bright start another developing area of low pressure brings rain and freshening winds by the second half of the day. Heavy rain and strong to gale force winds extend to most of the British Isles overnight. Daytime highs 6 to 9C.


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