Issued: 0800 Monday 15th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Very wet this week and much milder, turning drier into the weekend and becoming very mild too
A real change in conditions during the coming week when compared with the first half of the month. Temperatures are going to be rising with mild and very mild weather in all parts of the British Isles. There will be a significant amount of rain during the week, a risk of gales too. However, rainfall amounts fall into the weekend as higher pressure builds.
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Heavy periods of rain on Thursday morning as a shallow area of low pressure spins its way northwards. Some uncertainty over most of the rain will be, although for now it seems this heaviest in western parts of the UK and Scotland. Widespread gales, especially inn the west. Becoming brighter fromt the west with some heavy showers, a risk of some thunderstorms too. Remaining wet in much of Scotland into the afternoon. Tending to turn drier from the west later too. Highs at 11C in the southeast, 7 to 9C elsewhere.
Fronts bringing rain and wind through Ireland, Scotland and the west of England and Wales on Friday. Drier in the east and south. A mild day, and very mild in eastern and southern parts where there will be some sunshine too. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Low pressure remains west of Scotland on Saturday. Fronts trail across Ireland and western Scotland with cloud and rain because of these. For England, Wales and eastern Scotland the day should be dry and very mild. Some low cloud, drizzle and mist may affect western coasts and hills, but for most it should be dry with plenty of sunshine. Highs around 9 to 15C.
A weak front trails through northern England and Wales on Sunday, although pressure is generally high. There will be some cloud and perhaps some drizzle along the line of the front, but for most places the day is dry and mild. Sunny spells in southern areas. Some showers in northern and western Scotland, drier for Ireland and eastern Scotland with sunny periods. Highs at 8 to 11C in the north, 14C in the south.
A ridge of high pressire affects most of England, Wales and southern Ireland on Monday. This should be bringing fair conditions with sunny spells, although some low cloud, mist and drizzle coud afect western and southern coasts and hills. Windy in Scotland with some rain in the west, but fair in the east. Very mild at 10 to 17C.
Higher pressure stays to the south on Tuesday. Cloud and some rain in Scotland, this bringing rain in the west. Some rain in western and northern Ireland too. For most other areas it will be dry the best sunshine in southern areas but some low cloud and drizzle over western coasts and Wales. Highs at 10 to 17C.