Issued: 0900 Saturday 20th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Staying wet and windy but mild. Perhaps turning more settled towards the end of the week.
Continuing with the unsettled weather through much of this week. Wind and rain expected to affect many with the north and west seeing at times high rainfall totals bringing the risk of some localised flooding. However, it will be reasonably mild with the south and southeast of England seeing considerably milder temperatures. There are signs of high pressure building at the end of the week and into the weekend.
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A wet and windy day for much of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Gales affect exposed areas. Rain spreads into northwestern parts of England and Wales during the afternoon. A drier and generally brighter day to the southeast, but some low cloud, mist and fog along southern coasts and hills. High temperatures at 9 to 13C.
Low pressure west of Scotland on Wednesday. Breezy with cloud and periods of rain across parts of Ireland, Wales, southwest England, northwest England and southern Scotland. Tending to be drier through the Midlands and eastern England although low cloud and drizzle affecting southern coasts. Brighter in northern Scotland. Highs at 9 to 15C.
A brighter day on the whole with some reasonable spells of sunshine for many areas although the far north will be windier with frequent showers for northwestern parts of Scotland and Ireland. Some low cloud and drizzle may also affect western coasts and hills further south. Best of the sunshine in the east. Highs around 8 to 13C.
High pressure builds briefly over the UK and Ireland on Friday. This should bring a mostly fair day with sunny spells. The risk of some low cloud and patchy rain in the far northwest of Scotland. Rain arrives over western Ireland later. Highs at 8 to 12C.
Early patchy rain over Ireland and the west of the UK tends to fade to leave a largely dry and fine day across the British Isles. Some cloud towards the far northwest and west with the risk of some patchy rain here too. Highs at 7 to 13C.
High pressure to the southeast brings a largely dry and fine day here while lower pressure to the northwest brings a windy and rather cloudy day here with outbreaks of rain for northern and western Scotland. Highs at 8 to 13C.