UK and Europe Weather forecast (Feb 16): A MINI heatwave upcoming
UK's daily weather forecast
Tonight & Feb 17:
Brightening up after a murky start today. Feeling milder. A cloudy and damp start, with patchy rain making slow progress eastwards this morning. Some brighter skies developing in western parts, but a chance of brief, heavy showers here late afternoon. Rather mild. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
Any lingering rain should clear the east this evening with showers following close by. Becoming dry and clear by midnight, but cloud will once again build from the west overnight. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Outlook for Feb 18, 19 - 20:
Another mild and murky start on Wednesday, with rain and cloud slow to clear. Dry for a time before further cloud and rain arrive from the southwest in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Remaining rather changeable and often windy with rain possible each day. Bright or sunny interludes remain likely. Mild by day but chilly on Thursday night with isolated frosts possible, Metoffice noted.
UK long range weather forecast
|UK weather forecast: Large parts of the UK turn yellow as the warmer temperatures sweep across Britain. Photo: Express|
Outbreaks of rain will spread across northern and some western areas of the UK during Saturday, with sunny spells and very mild conditions for the southeast. Into the following week a pattern develops that puts the UK into a broad northwest to southeast split, with the northwest more likely to see rainfall and strong winds at times, and the east and southeast more likely to remain dry, fine, and settled.
By the end of February and into early March most of the UK will probably become dry as high pressure becomes dominant, although overnight fog will start to become more likely. Temperatures are likely to be mild across the bulk of the UK during this period.
A MINI heatwave
|A MINI heatwave may see temperatures in the south rocket this week - despite the UK being soaked by a rain and wind over the weekend. The capital could reach a balmy 17C next weekend with sunny spells making it feel positively spring like. Melting snow and torrential rain have sparked flood warnings as temperatures rocketed to 13C yesterday.|
Some 67 flood alerts are in place for the UK as the record-breaking freeze finally comes to an end. But Scotland, Northern Ireland, and parts of northern England will get more snow this week, sparking Met Office alerts for poor conditions. Northern Ireland is still grappling with disruption caused by snow, with blizzards expected and wind speeds likely to reach 40mph in coastal areas, The Sun reported.
Europe's weather forecast
BBC Weather forecaster Stav Danaos noted that Europe will see a divide in temperatures across the continent. The Mediterranean will see heavy snow at times, most notably Greece and Turkey. However, parts of western Europe will see temperatures to the high teens despite a new front of rain to hit.
Mr Danaos said: "Temperatures have taken a real tumble across the south-east of Europe into the eastern Mediterranean. "This area of low pressure brought some heavy rain and storms in initially. "It has now been replaced with sleet and snow across Greece and the Balkans. "It is a very strong and cold northerly wind, even some sleet for the lower levels for example in the Athens area."
The BBC Weather forecaster noted other countries in the area would also experience these severe wintry conditions. Mr Danaos continued: "There is some heavy rain pushing into the eastern Mediterranean with a drop in temperature there for Cyprus and some heavy snow in Turkey."You can see the temperatures much lower than of late, with six degrees Celsius for Athens with some biting northerly winds." Scandinavian nations continue to have cold temperatures over the next few days.
|Scandinavia Europe. Photo: Mkweather|
However, the eastern and southern eastern parts of Europe will see a surge in temperatures this week. The weather forecaster added: "It stays very cold across Scandinavia Europe. "There will be further periods of snow at times but for much of western Europe, it is a complete change. "We are looking at very mild conditions, temperatures across the seasonal norm across Iberia, western France and the British isles, Express noted.
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