UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today Feb 25): Warm-weather system grips Britain, Rain in north & west Europe
UK's daily weather forecast
Tonight & February 25
A breezy day ahead for many areas. There will be plenty of clouds in the morning. An area of rain affecting the far south of Ireland. Rain and drizzle over the far west of Cornwall, western Wales, and northwest England. This rain edges very slowly eastwards through the afternoon to affect much ofWales, northwest, and southwest England. Staying dry and mostly cloudy in the rest of England, breezy here and with some drizzle at times over southern coasts. A few brighter spells in eastern Scotland as well as in central England. Highs at a very mild 16C in England, 11C in Ireland and Scotland. Cloud affecting much of England and Wales tonight. An area of patchy rain and drizzle passes through Wales and northern England, through central and southern England later. Some clearer skies developing in Scotland and Ireland. Becoming windier in Scotland with some showers in the west later. A few showers in western Ireland too. Lows at 3C in central Scotland, 11C in southeast England.
Some cloud in southeast England at first on Thursday morning as a weak front clears, taking a few spits of rain and drizzle with it. Most other areas are going to be enjoying a brighter morning. There will be some good spells of sunshine, although an isolated shower here and there. More frequent showers may occur in central-western Scotland as well as western Ireland. Breezy in Scotland. Temperatures will be around 8 to 12C.
Outlook for February 26 - 27
Dry and mild with an increased risk of some slight overnight frosts. Higher pressure is going to be building towards the end of this week. This will be bringing drier weather and maintaining milder conditions too. Overnight frosts may occur under clearer skies.
An area of high pressure is building over southern parts of the country through Friday. This should be bringing some fair conditions with some good spells of sunshine developing. The best of the sunshine in central and eastern areas. More clouds in western Scotland and Ireland, still some sunny spells in central Ireland. A risk of some drizzle in the far west of Ireland and western Scotland. Little change through the afternoon with broken cloud in the west, sunshine to the east. Highs at 9 to 12C.
High pressure is expected to be over the UK on Saturday. There will be some mist and fog patches at first, especially in England, Wales, and Ireland. These lifting. The day is then going to be dry with good spells of sunshine, although the threat of some broken cloud developing. Staying dry through the morning and into the afternoon with some sunny spells. Highs at 10 to 14C.
Chart turns RED as 17C plume from the Canary Islands hits Britain
Britain is set to be gripped by a warm-weather system from Wednesday as an area of high-pressure closes-in from Europe. The latest temperature anomaly models produced by WXcharts also show large areas of the UK turning red as southwesterly winds push hot-air in. Europe is on course to be baked by abnormal heat this week as the latest charts show large areas of central Europe and northern France turning dark-red. Temperatures across the continent are set to rise to the high-teens and even to the low-20C's. In a post on Twitter, WXcharts said: “summer-like heat” is emerging across the continent with records set to be broken this week. The weather channel added: “Forget spring, summer-like heat is building across parts of Europe. Dozens of monthly records have already been broken, with temperatures continuing to soar over the coming days.”
NetWeaver.TV forecaster Nick Finnis said Wednesday will be “exceptionally mild in the southeast” with the mercury peaking at highs of 17C. Mr. Finnis said central, southern and eastern areas of the UK are set to see the best of the dry and bright conditions. Temperatures will remain mild for the time of year with thermometers peaking at 14C elsewhere in the country, with scattered showers in some parts of Scotland, northern England, and the far South West. Finnis said: “Dry and bright across much of central, southern and eastern England. Also, northwest Scotland could escape with a mostly dry and bright day. With southwesterly wind bringing air from as far south as the Canary Islands, it will be exceptionally mild in the southeast, with temperatures perhaps reaching 17C with the help of any sunshine. Rather mild elsewhere, too, temperatures reaching 10-14C.”
By the end of the week, an area of high pressure will begin to move further north with eastern areas of the UK remaining dry and bright. On Thursday, temperatures will drop slightly as winds blow in a westerly direction – increasing the threat of isolated rainfall in the West. By Friday, winds are set to ease before bright sunshine is blocked by cloud cover towards the west–eastern areas of the UK will remain dry and bright with temperatures pushing into double figures.
*Also Read: UK and Europe Weather Forecast February 2021: Accurate Average Temperatures, How Sunny or Snowy
Europe's weather forecast
Tonight & February 25
Heavy periods of rain affecting western parts of Spain and the west of Portugal. Fare across much of the rest of Spain and Portugal with lots of sunshine. Remaining fine through the central Mediterranean area, so Majorca, Corsica, Sardinia, and most of Italy will have lots of sunshine and be dry too. Fine across Greece with more sunshine, but feeling quite chilly in the east. A cold, strong wind will be blowing through turkey. Aloud in the far northwest of France with some outbreaks of rain here. Mostly dry and sunny across the rest of France. The Netherlands and Germany will be dry and sunny too, as will be Poland. Hungary, Switzerland, and Austria will all be dry with lots of sunshine.
Dry and fed through Denmark and much of central and southern Sweden with sunshine here. Broken cloud in the Baltic states. Some outbreaks of rain and drizzle as well as stronger winds in Finland. Mild and rather wet over much of Norway. On a wet day in western Spain and Portugal, the rain could be heavy in places. Eastern areas will be bright with sunshine. Staying fair through the central Mediterranean with lots of sunshine in Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, and the Balearics. More sunshine in Greece, quite breezy in the east. Breezy to in Turkey with lots of sunshine and dry weather here.
Staying dry in most of France with more sunshine here. There could be some cloud affecting the far north of France and this could produce some patchy rain or drizzle. Rather cloudy in the Low Countries and far north of Germany with a few spots of rain. Poland, central and southern Germany will be fair with good spells of sunshine. Remaining fair in Hungary, Austria, and Switzerland with more sunshine. Broken cloud for Denmark with sunny spells. Breezy in the Baltic States with sunny spells. Periods of rain and sleet in Finland and windy here too. Fair in the southern parts of Sweden and breezy. Rain and sleet in western Norway, some snow showers in the north.
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BBC Weather: Europe bakes in 'unusual warmth' as temperatures skyrocket across the continent
BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor noted that much of Europe is seeing warm and dry conditions this week. He said that it is "unusually warm" across the continent and temperatures could exceed 20C at times. Despite this widespread warmth, there will be rain and misty starts for some throughout the week. Taylor said: "It is hard to believe that that severe chill was just over a week ago. It is completely different out there right now. The reds and yellows showing just how extensive the unusual warmth is. Much of Europe is seeing above-average temperatures, maybe as much as 12 or 15C."
The BBC Weather forecaster noted that much of central and western Europe will remain dry for the next few days. He said there may be some morning mist and fog but this will clear away for more sunshine. Despite the warm temperatures and sunny skies for many, there will be parts of Europe that will see brief stints of wetter and more cloudy weather. Taylor said: "Rain will return to northwest Spain and it is still there across the UK and Ireland. We will also see some extensive low clouds give some murky, grey, misty conditions in and around the Black Sea. This is perhaps because we have colder air to the east of this. Temperatures will be recovering in Kyiv but it is still well below freezing in Moscow."
This rain from the Atlantic is expected to hit parts of France and northern parts of Spain on Thursday. However, most of central and western Europe will remain dry. The temperatures across western Europe will fall a little bit as the week goes on. But for many countries, the temperatures will still remain above 12C.
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