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UK weather: February set to remain mild with ‘above average temperatures’ | UK News



Britain can expect another week of above-average weather for February after a mild beginning to the month, according to the Met Office.

It comes after the unseasonably mild weather resulted in the warmest Valentine’s Day in more than 20 years, meaning the UK was hotter than Spain.

On Friday, a reading of 17.5C (63.5F) in Rhyl, northeast Wales, was recorded as the highest so far this month and the fourth warmest February temperature since 2008.

Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts said the warmer-than-average temperatures are expected to continue for the rest of the week.

“It does look like we will continue to see temperatures above average for the time of year,” she said.

“We did have a particularly warm spell in the last part of the week but overall so far this month temperatures have on average been above normal – about 1.6 degrees above average across the UK.”

The Met Office predicts that Monday morning will be mostly cloudy as a cold front clears east, with a chance of some sunny spells in the North East in the afternoon.

A warm front will bring rain to the North West, where it will be windy, with temperatures of around 9C (48.2F) to 11C (51.8F) across the country.

It is expected to be wet and windy across the North on Tuesday, while the South will be drier. It will remain unsettled further northwest through Wednesday but will continue to get drier and brighter elsewhere.

By Friday it will feel more like spring, with very mild air spreading in from the south and temperatures rising to 14C (57.2F) to 15C (59C) in the South East and South West, with a maximum temperature of 17C (62.6F).

This year’s February average is 9.8C (49.64F) so far, higher than the usual average of 8.2C (46.76F).

The highest temperature recorded for the month was 19.7C (67.46F) in Greenwich, east London, in 1988.

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