Issued: 1000hrs Saturday 9th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Some fog and slight frosts
After a chilly start to the week, a mild south to southwesterly airflow will take over into midweek, pushing temperatures into double figures Celsius for several days ahead. Springlike warmth is likely even toward next weekend, and many places will hold onto dry weather. Some foggy mornings are possible, with slight frosts.
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High pressure lies to the southeast whilst fronts move into the northwest of the British Isles. A slight frost in the morning for central and southern England and Wales, possible fog patches. Cloud will thicken in the north and west, with patchy rain or drizzle for Ireland, western Scotland and western coasts of England and Wales. Sunshine holding on across east and southeastern counties. A breeze from the southwest. Milder than previous days, reaching 7 to 10C for most.
Milder air extends widely across the British Isles on south to southwesterly winds. Blustery in the north and northwest. Light winds toward the southeast may result in fog patches in the morning. Dry for most, with variable cloud and some sun. Patchy drizzly rain for western Scotland, and western fringes elsewhere. Temperatures reaching 9 to 12C, locally a degree or so higher to the lee of high ground.
High pressure over central Europe maintains a southerly airflow across the British Isles. Generally dry and mild. Slight frost in the morning, and some stubborn fog patches in low-lying areas, which may lift into low cloud. Some sunshine breaking through, perhaps a good deal of sunshine for many places. Feeling practically springlike, with highs of 10 to 13C, and possibly topping 15C in favoured spots to the north of high ground in Wales and Scotland.
Little overall change, with a mild southerly airflow prevailing. Weak fronts may move into the far west, bringing patchy rain to Ireland. Most of Britain should be dry with sunshine. A risk of some fog and low cloud. A mild breeze. Highs 10 to 13C.
Weak fronts may topple across northern and western areas, bringing more cloud and small amounts of rain. Many places should stay dry, with mild air prevailing. Temperatures 10 to 14C.
Some uncertainty of detail, but a mild theme is expected, with a little rain possible in the west, but plenty of dry weather for many. Highs 10 to 14C.