UK and Europe Weather forecast (Feb 20): Wind and rain in west Europe, rain heavier across UK
UK's daily weather forecast
Tonight & Feb 20
Plenty of cloud around for Friday morning with rain affecting much of eastern Ireland and the western parts of the UK. This rain could be heavy at times and it will be windy with gales on the western coast and hills. Some drizzle and low cloud affecting southern coast of England too, but eastern parts of England and eastern Scotland should be dry. This afternoon stays breezy and cloudy for most. There will be further outbreaks of rain affecting western areas and again these may be heavy as high ground. Tending to be drier across central and eastern parts of England but some outbreaks of rain across eastern Scotland and north-east England. Highs at 8 to 10C.
Rain is going to become heavier through the course of tonight, mostly affecting western and southern areas. It will be windy as well. Low cloud and drizzle along the southern coast, mostly dry in the east until later. Tending to become dry across Ireland too. Lows at 6 to 9C.
Saturday sees fronts moving northwards bringing more rain across central and southern England and Wales as well as southern Ireland. This is going to quickly spread northwards and become heavier through the day. Wet through the afternoon across much of Scotland, Northwest England, Wales, and Southwest England as well as Ireland. There is a risk of some localized flooding in more western areas. It may stay dry across East Anglia and Southeast England with some bright or sunny spells here leading to very mild weather. Highs at 15C in the southeast, more generally 9 to 13C.
Outlook for February 21 - 22
Unsettled weather is set to continue through the coming week. Atlantic fronts will be bringing areas of cloud and rain with low pressure delivering strong winds. Most rain will be across more northern and western areas, less in the east and south. Overall it is going to be mild and perhaps even very mild on somedays across southeastern areas. There are early hints of an improvement at the end of the forecast period.
A front remains through northern England, the Midlands, Wales, and Southwest England on Sunday. This is going to bring more clouds and periods of rain some of them heavy at times. Drier with some bright spells across East Anglia and South East England, the possibility of some sunshine too. Dry and bright in central and eastern parts of Scotland as well as western Ireland. Cloudier in the east of Ireland. A few showers in western Scotland. Highs at 15C in southeast England, mainly 9 to 11C.
Monday is likely to be a drier day for many. There will be some bright or sunny spells. Always the risk of lower cloud and some mist affecting western coast and hills. Increasing winds across Ireland will bring rain into the evening. Tops at 9 to 12C.
|UK lowest temperature (Photo: Express)|
Snow alert for coming weeks
WXCharts' snow probability chart shows the weather begins to turn from the last weekend in February. The chart, valid from Saturday, February 27 at 6 pm, shows the whole of the UK turns white, indicating a change in the forecast. The chart shows a low risk of snow, up to 15 percent, across the country as the Arctic weather front approaches the UK.
A second chart shows the mercury is expected to drop from this date, with a -1C forecast in Scotland and highs of 5C forecast in the capital. But the real risk of snow starts from Tuesday, March 2, with the forecasters' snow probability map turning blue and purple by 6 pm. The purple colouring, observed in the Scottish highlands, represents up to a 65 percent snow risk, while the northeast of England is covered by up to a 45 percent chance of snow. By 6 pm the following day, almost the whole of the UK has turned dark blue, indicated the high snow risk. As daylight breaks on Thursday, the snow risk increases for the east of England.
The maps show the snow risk begins to ease by Friday afternoon, with up to a 20 percent probability of snowfall across much of the country. The snowfall is set to coincide with a fresh cold spell, that is set to start from the end of the month. At 6 am on Saturday, February 27 temperatures will dip to -2C in Scotland, while the rest of the country will see the mercury battle rise above 3C, according to charts by Netweather. Temperatures look set to warm slightly through Sunday and Monday, before plunging again on Tuesday morning. The mercury looks set to dip to -2C in Scotland by 6 am on March 2, with temperatures averaging at 2C for the rest of the country. The chilly snap is expected to last for the next few days, according to the weather charts.
*Also Read: UK and Europe Weather Forecast February 2021: Accurate Average Temperatures, How Sunny or Snowy
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Europe's weather forecast
Tonight & Feb 20
Rain will affect Northwest Spain through Friday as well as parts of northern Portugal. Most of the rest of Spain will be dry with some good spells of sunshine. Staying warm and sunny across the central Mediterranean including Italy. Greece will be dry to although there may be a few showers in the Aegean Sea. Fair for the west of Turkey but some rain in the east.
Wet and windy for the north-west of France. Most of the rest of the country will be fair with good spells of sunshine, although a scattering of showers could affect the south. The Netherlands will be dry as well Germany and they will be mild too with some sunshine. Western Poland will be dry and bright but there will be rain in the east. The Czech Republic should be dry. Rain affecting hungry but dry in Austria and Switzerland as well as being mild.
Another mild day in Denmark. Rain affects much of central and southern Sweden. There will be some snow and sleet later in the Baltic states, with sleet and snow in Finland. No way will have broken cloud and there will be some showers in the west although it should be mostly dry in the north.
Windy weather across France and mostly dry here with good sunny spells. Some heavy showers affecting Northwest France. Windy through the low countries and fair. Staying fit and dry as well as very mild across Germany and Poland. Hungary will be dry and warm with good spells of sunshine. The fair weather continues through Austria and Switzerland with more sunshine here.
Cloudy skies for Denmark with some drizzle and this will be affecting much of southern Sweden. A rather dull day in the Baltic states as well with clouds and some drizzle here. Finland will have more persistent rain and sleet, with some heavy rain and sleet affecting northern Sweden. Norway will be rather dull and cloudy with drizzle over western and southern coast rain and sleet in central areas.
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