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UK Forecast: Unsettled at first - High pressure builds from Thursday, Feb 18 - 16:49

Tuesday A ridge of high pressure will build across the country early on Tuesday though a frontal system will bring cloud and rain to western areas later in the day. This allows for some morning mist and fog patches in the south and an early frost before cloud builds in from the west. Light rain will reach most of Ireland and Scotland, northwestern England and western Wales through the afternoon. Breezy in the west. Highs at 7 to 10C.

Tuesday Night Staying cloudy overnight for most areas with light rain affecting the whole country with the exception of the south of England. A breezy night too, especially for western areas. Overnight lows at 6 to 10C.

Wednesday High pressure stays over the south and east of the UK on Wednesday while low pressure remains to the northwest. A cloudy day for most with the exception of the southeast of England. Light rain and drizzle will affect many areas too with the exception of central and southern parts of England. Heavier rain for western Scotland and northwest England. Breezy in the north and west. High temperatures around 9 to 14C.

Thursday High pressure builds again on Thursday allowing for a brighter day for much of England and Wales. Some mist and fog patches could affect Wales and southern and central England first thing. Any morning rain over Scotland and Ireland should ease with the exception of the western coast of Ireland where light rain may persist through the day. Overcast for much of the day for Ireland and Scotland. Staying breezy in the west. High temperatures at 11 to 15C.

Morning Call: Cold to start - Wind & rain moving in from the west, Feb 19 - 04:44

High pressure overnight will allow temperatures to drop giving a cold start to the day. Cloud, rain and wind will move in from the west through the day as a frontal system moves in from the Atlantic. Good morning, A ridge of high pressure over the eastern half of the country will bring a cold start to the day. Mostly clear skies over England, Scotland and Wales will have allowed temperatures to drop close to freezing overnight and for a touch of groundfrost to develop in some more rural locations. There is also a risk of mist and fog patches first thing in southeastern areas. A cloudy, wet and windy start further west for the island of Ireland as a low pressure system edges in from the Atlantic.

Through the morning and into the afternoon this frontal system will continue to ease eastward bringing gusty winds and rain to the western half of Scotland, northwest England and northern and western parts of Wales through the afternoon. Elsewhere it should stay dry but skies will be rather overcast. High temperatures will reach 7 to 10C.

A cloudy evening will follow across the country and rain will continue to spread eastward. It will stay rather windy for western and northern areas. Staying dry in the south and southeast of England.

Have a good day! Claire

Week ahead: High pressure building - Warm by the weekend, Feb 18 - 09:50

High pressure building from mid-week onwards will bring more settled conditions From Wednesday onwards we'll see high pressure building over the UK & Ireland bringing drier and more settled conditions. Temperatures will increase once again from Wednesday, feeling warm through this weekend.

For the weather for the next few days click here Thursday 21/02/19 High pressure builds again on Thursday allowing for a brighter day for much of England and Wales. Some mist and fog patches could affect Wales and southern and central England first thing. Any morning rain over Scotland and Ireland should ease with the exception of the western coast of Ireland where light rain may persist through the day. Overcast for much of the day for Ireland and Scotland. Staying breezy in the west. High temperatures at 11 to 15C.

Friday 22/02/19 High pressure shifts to the east bringing the UK and Ireland into a southerly airflow. Cloud will build from the west through the day bringing light rain to Ireland and western parts of Scotland through the morning. Staying dry for most areas and bright in the southeast. A breezier day for most areas. Highs at 12 to 17C.

Saturday 23/02/19 A south to south-southwesterly air flow persists on Saturday bringing a mostly dry and bright day. It will be cloudier in the west and northwest however and a band of light rain may affect western parts of Ireland and northwest Scotland throughout the day. High temperatures at 11 to 17C.

Sunday 24/02/19 High pressure continues to build over the country on Sunday. It will be a dry day for most and brighter too for many areas. Some cloud may persist over the northern half of mainland Scotland bringing some light spots of rain at times. High temperatures at 10 to 16C.

Monday 25/02/19 There will be more cloud around on Monday particularly in western areas. It should stay mostly dry though as high pressure remains over the country. Highs at 11 to 17C. Tuesday 26/02/19 A cloudier day in the north and west with some scattered showers for Ireland and western Scotland. Drier and brighter in the south and east. High temperatures at 12 to 15C.

Seasonal outlook: Cold February - Late March warmth?, Dec 27 - 15:48

*February* A chilly month. Some distinct colder spells. Risk of snow and ice. Few milder periods. Little change. *March* Starring chilly or cold with risk of more sleet and snow. A sharp change mid month to wetter weather. May become significantly drier and warmer for a time later. More unsettled end to month. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Mostly dry and settled - Rain & snow showers in the north, Feb 19 - 04:43

High pressure continues to bring settled conditions to a large swath of central Europe. Rain and snow showers affecting northwestern countries and Scandinavia. Tuesday A mostly dry and bright day on Tuesday for Spain, Portugal and the Balearics though a few light scattered showers may develop over northern Portugal and southern parts of Spain through the evening. Dry and mostly bright too for Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey. A band of rain will move through the Low Countries and northeastern France through the morning but it will ease as it moves further into the continent. A cloudy day for western France but dry and bright in the afternoon for the Low Countries and eastern France. Rain affecting western parts of Germany through the morning and early afternoon easing to leave an overcast but mostly dry afternoon. Hazy sun and a few scattered showers for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and Austria. Rain first thing for Denmark will ease to leave a mixture of scattered showers, cloudy skies and sunny spells. A cloudy day for the Baltic states before a band of rain moves from west to east through the late afternoon. Wintry showers for southern parts of Finland and Sweden while snow showers will persist for much of Norway with the exception of the southeast which should stay dry and bright.

Wednesday A cloudy day for Portugal but mostly dry and bright for Spain and the Balearics on Wednesday. Dry and bright too for Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Greece. Southern portions of Turkey could see some light scattered showers develop throughout the day. A cloudy day too for northern parts of France, the Low Countries and Germany with rain moving into northern coastal areas through the evening. Brighter and dry for southern France, Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic. An overcast morning for Denmark before a band of heavy rain moves in through the afternoon. A windy day for Finland with a band of snow moving from west to east across the country while Sweden will stay mostly dry and bright before a band of rain moves into southwestern parts through the late afternoon. Snow will affect southern portions of Norway through Wednesday afternoon too.

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