Issued: 0930 Friday 19th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Staying wet and windy but mild. Possibly 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 into the weekend.
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A wet morning for central southern England and the southeast. Rain could linger into the afternoon but gradually clear from the south. Showers or longer spells of rain for the Northern Isles also but interspersed with sunny spells. Drier elsewhere with bright and sunny skies for many. Increasing winds across Ireland will bring rain into the evening. Highs at 9 to 13C.
Wet in Scotland and western parts of the UK as well as Ireland on Tuesday. It will be windy with a risk of gales in western areas too. Probably cloudy but drier in central eastern parts, but some low cloud, mist and fog along southern coasts and hills. Highs at 10 to 15C.
Low pressure west of Scotland on Wednesday. Cloud, mist and periods of rain across Ireland, Wales, southwest England, northwest England and southern Scotland. Tending to be dry through the Midlands, and eastern England although low cloud and drizzle affecting southern coasts. Brighter in northern Scotland. Highs at 10 to a very mild 16C.
A brighter day with some reasonable spells of sunshine for many areas although the far north will be windier with outbreaks of rain. Some low cloud and drizzle may also affect western coasts and hills. Best of the sunshine in the east. Highs around 9 to 13C.
High pressure builds over the UK and Ireland on Friday. This should bring a fair day with sunny spells. The risk of some low cloud and patchy rain in the far northwest of Scotland. Highs at 8 to 13C.
Another largely dry and fine day although more in the way of cloud towards the far northwest and west with the risk of some rain here too. Highs at 8 to 13C.