UK and Europe Weather Forecast (Today March 1): Warm plume to blast Britain, Snow returns to Europe
UK's daily weather forecast
Tonight & March 1
High pressure remains over the UK and Ireland through Sunday. This will be bringing lots of dry weather and more sunshine for many. Any early morning mist and fog patches should clear quickly. Bits of cloud developing through Wales, the Midlands and northern parts of England as the day progresses with some easternmost English coasts hanging on to that cloud through much of the day. More cloud towards north and west of Scotland with the risk of the odd shower here. High temperatures range from 9 to 11 or 12C for most.
A dry and clear night across the UK and Ireland but with plenty of clear skies and light winds mist and fog will develop for some. Frost is unlikely for most areas through a patchy frost may form in sheltered spots in the north and west. Overnight lows at 1 to 3C for most, possibly touching zero over higher ground and in more rural areas.
High pressure is centered to the east of the UK on Monday. A patchy frost is a possible first thing over central Scotland and Northern Ireland in particular. Any early mist and fog patches should burn off quickly. Always more cloud for the far north of Scotland with thicker cloud pushing into northern England and southeast Scotland later in the day. Generally a dry and sunny day for most. Feeling warm too. Highs at 8 to 13C.
Outlook for March 2 - 3
Largely dry and sunny but with some clouds and showers at times. Feeling mild in the sunshine. High pressure acting as the dominant weather feature through the next seven days at least. This will bring dry weather and sunny skies for many, although watch for weak fronts affecting parts of the country at times. Frosty nights too. During the day it will feel relatively mild but temperatures will dip to more average values towards the end of the week.
High pressure stays to the east on Tuesday with lower pressure west of Ireland. The day should be dry for many but with more clouds across southern England and South Wales. Showery outbreaks of rain will push up into southwest and central southern England through the afternoon. Cloud will also increase across central Scotland. A relatively mild day for all with highs between Highs at 8 to 13C.
Pressure stays generally high through Wednesday although cloudier skies across southern England and South Wales will continue through the day with the patchy showers becoming confined to the southeast of the country. A largely dry and sunny day elsewhere although southern Ireland will see more in the way of cloud about too. High temperatures at 9 to 14C.
Warm continental plume to blast Britain
An easterly flow is predicted to bring warmer temperatures from Continental Europe next week following a bitterly cold February. The latest temperature models from Netweather show 13C hitting the south-eastern parts of England on Tuesday, March 2 at 6 pm, including Kent. Further north, the Yorkshire Dales could see highs of 11C on the same day, while the Lake District and Cumbria peak at 10C. In the north-west, Liverpool should be slightly colder at 9C and Scotland could see 10C in eastern and western parts. Hot air also appears to push over in an easterly direction from Europe on Tuesday, as the latest temperature anomaly models at WXCHARTS turn different shades of orange and red, according to Express.
Paul Michaelwaite at Netweather expected easterly winds to allow sunshine to push through in the west, although temperatures will only rise slightly. He said: "High pressure is now well in charge of the UK's weather and looks set to stay that way into next week as well. That means a lot of settled, dry, and for the weekend at least, sunny weather. Into Monday, with an easterly flow becoming more pronounced, the early mist and murk will have more trouble clearing in many central and eastern parts, leaving the west the best of but still not all of the sunshine. Where the sun does break through, 10-12c is likely, but under the cloud, 6-8c will be more like it and feeling chillier than that in the wind. The northern half of Scotland bucks a couple of trends though, with lighter winds and more sunshine, even in the east, but head to the far north and northwest, there could be more cloud again as Atlantic fronts brush nearby, and here the winds will be in the west rather than east."
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Europe's weather forecast
Tonight & March 1
With high pressure as the dominant feature expect mostly dry and fine conditions. Some showers for eastern and southern parts of Spain as well as southern Portugal but elsewhere in Iberia, it will be dry and bright. Some cloud for the Balearic Islands but staying dry. Mostly dry and bright for much of Italy, the Balkans, and Greece with scattered showers to the south. Patchy rain for northern Turkey but elsewhere dry and fair.
Early showers clear from southern France to leave a dry and bright day across the country. Dry and bright too for Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Cloudier for northern Germany, Poland, and the Low Countries but staying mostly dry here. Mostly dry and bright conditions extend to Denmark, the Baltic States, and Finland as well as to southern parts of Sweden and Norway. Cloudier over northern parts of Norway and Sweden with some outbreaks of rain here.
With low pressure to the northwest of Spain expect cloudy skies along with outbreaks of rain to northern Spain and across Portugal. Sunny spells but also some showers elsewhere across Spain. Largely dry but breezy through the Balearic Islands. Mostly dry and fine for Italy but with a few showers across Sicily. Scattered showers across Greece. Cloud and patchy rain moving into north Turkey later. Dry and fine, although with some morning mist and fog patches, across northern and central Europe. East Europe too will be largely dry and sunny although southern parts of Poland first thing will see cloud and rain. This will soon clear.
Windy and wet with a mix of rain, sleet, and snow for northern and western parts of Norway. Largely dry across Sweden but with a steady westerly wind and a mix of rain, sleet, and snow affecting far western areas here. Some patchy rain, sleet, and snow too across northern and central Finland. Dry with sunny spells further south here. Dry and fine through the Baltic States and Denmark.
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Snow returns to Europe as temperatures 'tumble down' after brutal icy winds
BBC Weather forecaster Helen Willetts warned that temperatures would be falling across Europe. She added that some parts of Scandinavia and southeastern Europe will see snow over the weekend and into the new week. Much of central Europe will see temperatures fall to the low teens or single digits but remain dry. Willetts said: "February temperature records have been tumbling across Europe this week. This is particularly true around the Balkans and the eastern areas. We have still got some warmth but we will be dragging in some cooler air across the Balkans down towards Greece. Temperatures won't be as high as they have been but with high pressure around there will be a lot of settled weather. In fact, there is a red warning out for Saturday through parts of the Balkans for that strong and gusty wind."
The BBC Weather forecaster noted this cold weather will result in the snow in the far south east of Europe. Despite this, there will be some relative warmth for some regions in the area. Willetts said: "We do have this weather front working its way southwards to give some snow around the Black Sea. There will also be some rain at lower levels as well. There is still relative warmth across Turkey and Greece but it won't be as warm as it has been. We won't see any more record-breaking temperatures as they are tumbling away."
Southwestern Europe will also experience some rainfall over the next few days in addition to the temperature fall. The rest of central Europe is expected to remain dry and settled. Parts of Scandinavia will see some snow by Monday and stronger winds as they move deeper into the continent. The strong winds will push further into Europe in the new week making it feel cooler.
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