BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts sunshine and temperatures ‘way above average’

BBC Weather: UK set for milder temperatures and showers

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BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood said conditions remain relatively mild across the UK with heavy rain in the west. The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for rain in northwest England and Wales. Ms Kirkwood said: “For many of us it will be dry but for some of us some rain. We’ve had heavy overnight rain particularly across parts of Cumbria but one thing you will notice is it’s mild.

“It’s a mild start, it’s going to be a mild day.

“We do still have all this rain across the west and the north of the UK with quite blustery winds across the board today but especially towards the west.

“But we will see some sunshine across northern Scotland and in parts, sunshine in eastern England.

“Temperatures today are around 9C to 17C if we see the cloud break for long enough and 17C is way above average for this year.

“Through this evening and overnight our band of rain moves a bit further east and weakens.

“There will be a lot of cloud ahead of it and the wind will also ease across England and north Wales but it will remain gusty across the northwest of Scotland.

“Still these temperatures are higher than we would expect overnight at this stage in February.”

Forecasters are predicting “the first signs of spring” will be felt across much of the UK in the coming days, with some places experiencing weather more like May than February.

UK weather: Met Office forecasts rain and mild temperatures

Highs of up to 17C (62.6F) are predicted for Norfolk and Cambridgeshire on Wednesday, with the mercury rising to around 15C (59F) or 16C (60.8F) across parts of South East and central England.

While much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and part of North Wales have been braced to expect heavy rain, the rest of the UK has been told to expect mild and often dry conditions.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “A few days of milder temperatures are forecast.

“Through the week we’re into double figures (in Celsius) for many places, including parts of Scotland.


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“It will be a noticeable change from what we’ve had in recent weeks.”

Wednesday’s predicted highs are well above the UK average maximum temperature for February, which stands at 6.6C (43.9F).

In fact, 17C (62.6F) will eclipse the average maximum temperature for May, which is 14.8C (58.6F) for the UK, and 15.8C (60.4F) for England.

The rain is forecast to move down across the UK from Wednesday into Thursday, but is likely to clear by Friday.

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