A wet night across the northwest of England, with the rain heaviest over west facing hills. It will also be windy, with a risk of gales along the coast and over high ground. Mild. Minimum temperature 7 °C.
Remaining wet and windy during the morning, with the rain turning heavy at times. The wind and rain should ease a little during the afternoon, especially in the south. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Thursday will be drier although still rather cloudy, before increasingly brighter and sunnier weather develops from Friday. In the sunshine it will start to feel very mild for February.
UK long range weather forecast
Sunday 24 Feb - Tuesday 5 Mar
Sunday and Monday will be largely fine and very mild with some sunshine, although northwest Scotland could be cloudier with rain and strong winds at times. The southeast may see some early mist and fog, but this will clear through the morning. The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times. Temperatures may gradually become closer to normal. Any spells of rain will tend to weaken as they move southeast, just bringing cloudier skies. Overnight frosts are still possible with mist and fog patches too. By early March we are more likely to see Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK bringing stronger winds and rain at times.
Wednesday 6 Mar - Wednesday 20 Mar
Into early March there are signals for Atlantic fronts to cross the whole of the UK, bringing a mixture of wet and windy weather to many parts, but also intermittent drier spells. Snow remains possible over higher ground in the north. There are weaker signals for snow to lower levels elsewhere should a cold easterly develop; this remains a small possibility. However, milder conditions remain more likely, with occasional overnight frosts.