UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today Feb 26): Sunny and dry in most of central Europe, Cloudier southeast Britain
|Snow is expected over the Scottish Highlands on March 7. (Photo: Net Weather)|
UK's daily weather forecast
Tonight & February 26
Cloud and some outbreaks of patchy rain and drizzle affecting East Anglia and southeast England this morning. This should be slowly clearing to the east this afternoon with a few bright or sunny spells developing, although still the risk of a spot of rain in the far southeast. Much brighter in northern England and Wales as well as southwest England, sunny spells here and generally dry. Windy with showers in northern and western Scotland. Isolated showers in western parts of Ireland. Dry in central and eastern Ireland with more sunshine here, dry in eastern Scotland too. Highs at 9 to 13C. High pressure will be building through the country tonight. Remnants of cloud could affect the far southeast, but this will be dispersing. Skies will become clearer for all and it should be mostly dry. Some showers in the north and west of Scotland. A touch of frost under the clearer skies with lows of 0 to 5C.
High pressure affects all parts of the UK and Ireland on Friday. There may be some morning mist and fog patches in sheltered areas but these will be clearing quickly. The day should then be fair with lots of sunshine. A broken cloud could affect the north and west of Scotland as well as western Ireland, but it should be remaining dry. Temperatures rising to around 10 to 12C.
Outlook for February 27 - 28
Pressure remains high over the UK on Saturday. This is going to be bringing a mainly fair day with good spells of sunshine once any morning mist and fog patches have cleared. There could be some broken clouds in Scotland and Wales as well as western England and Ireland. Drier and brighter for the rest of England and Wales with good spells of sunshine. Sunny too in western Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 9 to 12C.
High pressure remains over the UK on Sunday giving an early slight frost. Plenty of fair weather, although some mist and fog patches at first too. Breezy in the far south of England perhaps with some broken cloud here. Further broken cloud in the far north of Scotland. Temperatures at 9 to 11C.
|The weather will become less stable in mid-March. (Photo: Net Weather)|
Snow alert for early March
The first week of March will be “dry and relatively calm”, forecasters have said, but more varied weather is expected to hit from March 7 onwards. According to the latest snow risk maps, snow could hit different parts of the UK every day between Sunday 7 March, and Thursday 11 March. Snow could hit over Scotland, Northern Ireland, and northern and eastern parts of England. It could also extend further west, particularly over the Welsh mountains. Snow risk maps from Netweather.tv show a 95-100 percent chance of snow over the Scottish Highlands on March 7. Other parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland may also see significant snow, though the likelihood is reduced.
On March 8, the charts suggest snow will move west into Northern Ireland, Wales, and central England, with another snow band hitting the Scottish Highlands. Netweather.tv maps indicate a 95-100 percent chance of snow over northern Wales and higher areas in Scotland. The following day snow is expected to deluge northern and central England, with Yorkshire and Lancashire likely to be hit. Inclement weather will continue into March 10, according to the snow risk charts, with a 95-100 percent chance of snow over the Scottish Highlands.
There is also a greater than 50 percent chance of snow for Northern Ireland, Wales, and northern England. The picture remains similar for March 11 with snowfall expected across much of Scotland and also possible for parts of Wales and northern England. According to the BBC Weather's long-range forecast, the first week of March should be relatively mild. It predicts: “Dry and relatively calm weather will continue for a while. The temperature will fall to near normal or slightly below by the end of the week. Nights will become chilly and potentially foggy with crisp but fine, largely sunny days.” However colder weather is expected to arrive towards the end of the week setting the stage for mid-month.
From March 8 onwards the weather will become less stable, with cold snaps interspersed with milder periods. The BBC’s long-range forecast added: “Heading through mid-March and beyond, high pressure is expected to recede farther into the Atlantic. “This would allow a trough of low pressure to develop over western and north-western Europe, leading to more unsettled and changeable conditions. Similarly, temperatures will likely be quite variable as well, but there will be plenty of mild spells as fronts arrive followed by colder snaps between fronts. This means we should have a gradual increase in unsettled weather and day-to-day variability in precipitation and temperatures.”
*Also Read: UK and Europe Weather Forecast February 2021: Accurate Average Temperatures, How Sunny or Snowy
|Photo: Weather Online|
Europe's weather forecast
Tonight & February 26
February 26 will be 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. A few showers across Southwest Portugal and southern Spain on Friday. Most of Iberia will be fine with lots of sunshine. Further sunshine through Italy as well as Greece and feeling warm here. Fare across Turkey and warmer than the last few days.
Fair for much of northern and western France, although there will be some cloud and rain in the east. Sunny spells across the Netherlands and northern Germany, but some rain in southern Germany. Poland will be dry with a broken cloud. Fare through Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland. Windy in Denmark but dry with good spells of sunshine. Chilly and windy in much of Sweden and generally dry. Windy to through the Baltic states and feeling cool with some sleet showers. Bright but cold in Finland although mostly dry. Some wintry showers affecting the west coast of Norway.
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