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Weather forecast today – UK hotter than ROME this week thanks to 18C Saharan heat bomb before temperatures plunge again

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Feb 23, 2021

TEMPERATURES will rise to highs of 18C over the coming days – meaning parts of England will be hotter than ROME.

Met Office spokesperson Oli Claydon said mid-teen temperatures are expected to continue across the nation, which will seem “especially warm” following the recent freezing weather.

He said: “We’re getting milder and wetter air from the west causing warmer weather all round, but we’re a way off hitting a February record.”

The sunniest of the weather will hit London and the south east today, with an average temperature of 18C. Rome on the other hand will top out at 17C.

Bringing a freezing February to a distinctly mild end, the temperature rise will be felt across the UK – although nowhere will be warmer than the capital as the month draws to a close.

Meanwhile the North of the country and Scotland will see two days of Amber rain warnings with heavy showers anf strong winds expected.

Follow our weather live blog below for the latest news and updates from around the country

  • WEDNESDAY WEATHER

    Further rain on Wednesday across Wales, south-west England, northern England and southern Scotland which will be heavy and persistent at times.

    Mostly cloudy across Scotland and Northern Ireland with showers in the west.

    Sunny spells for southern and eastern England and north-east Scotland

  • TONIGHT’S FORECAST

    Rain and strong winds are to continue across many northern and western areas.

    Remaining dry and mild in the southeast.

  • PICTURED: BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE AT TYNEMOUTH, NORTH SHIELDS

    Credit: Cover Images
  • BORIS’ CLIMATE WARNING

    CLIMATE change is as big a threat to world peace as war, Boris Johnson will warn tomorrow.

    The warming planet is driving insecurity across the globe, the PM will say.

    He will tell the UN Security Council that warlords capitalise on the scramble for resources as extreme weather and hunger uproot communities.

    Mr Johnson will add: “Unlike many issues the council deals with,  this is one we know exactly how to address.”

    He will urge action to help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change, cut pollution and greenhouse gases and so protect biodiversity, prosperity and security.

  • AS BALMY AS BARCA

    THE SOUTH of England could be as warm as sunny Barcelona this week with temperatures soaring to 18C.

    Meanwhile the North of the country and Scotland will see two days of Amber rain warnings with heavy showers expected.

    Brits in the South were treated to a balmy weekend with the mercury hitting as high as 16C in parts of London, and the warm weather is set to continue.

  • WET AND WINDY

    IT will be wet and windy today, with the blustery conditions shifting east across the north.

    There will be heavy rain and severe gales in places.

    Further south and east, it will be drier, brighter, and locally very mild.

  • DANGER TO LIFE WARNING FOR HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING IN SCOTLAND AND NORTH

    Scotland and parts of the north will have to endure heavy downfalls of rain with amber and yellow warnings in place.

    The Met Office has warned there could be danger to life until midday on Wednesday with fast flowing and deep floodwater likely.

    Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings and there is a good chance some communities will be cut off by flooded roads.

    Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are expected with flooding leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

    Scotland will be worst hit by the deluge, and 120mm of water is set to fall over a 36-hour period on Tuesday and Wednesday for areas including Perth, Stirling, and Dumfries and Galloway.

  • BRIT BEACHES GET TRIPADVISOR AWARD

    TRIPADVISOR has revealed the best beaches in the world for 2021 – and two in the UK have made the list for Europe.

    Bournemouth beach and Porthminster beach in St Ives made the top ten, coming in at 5th and 10th, respectively.

    This is up from sixth place in TripAdvisor’s 2019 awards.

    Perranporth Beach came in 16th place while Scarborough’s Filey Beach ranked 18th.

    Beaches are ranked over 12 months, factoring in reviews and ratings for each beach, as well as “saves” from TripAdvisor users, due to the lack of travel due to the pandemic.

  • HAYFEVER TRIGGERS

    Seasonal weather could cause a spot of bother for hayfever sufferers as the above average temperatures could trigger an increase in pollen levels.

    The National Pollen Monitoring Network based at the University of Worcester forecasts fungal spores will be moderate to high until next week.

    Dr Beverley Adams-Groom, chief pollen forecaster, at the NPMN, said: “At this time of year, we usually see hazel and alder tree pollen coming into peak season.

    “The pollen is released during mild weather in dry and breezy conditions like those we are experiencing at the moment and which will continue over the coming week.

    “The minority of hay fever sufferers who are affected by these pollen types are likely to be affected.”

  • BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE AS WARM TEMPS CONTINUE

    Pictured is the sunrise at Boscombe beach at Bournemouth in Dorset today.

    The bright and mild weather is expected to continue for the rest of the week.

    And temperatures as high as 18C are expected in the southeast, making parts of Britain hotter than Rome.

    Credit: Steve Hogan/pictureexclusive.com
  • WHERE TO FIND THE UK’S MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS AND SUNRISES

    A competition launched by holidaycottages.co.uk has revealed the UK’s top five most beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

    Sandbanks in Dorset has been crowned as the number one sunset watching spot in the UK.

    Macclesfield Forrest in Cheshire and Blencathra in the Lake District take second and third spot.

    Here are the top five spots:

    • Sandbanks, Dorset
    • Macclesfield Forrest, Cheshire
    • Blencathra, Lake District
    • Snowdon, Wales
    • Watergate Bay, Cornwall
  • TEMPERATURES WILL RISE TO 18C ON WEDNESDAY

    Temperatures will rise yet again with some areas seeing highs of 18C on Wednesday.

    This will mean parts of England will be hotter than Barcelona where the mercury will reach 16C.

    This comes after a month of freezing weather which has seen severe snowfall across the UK.

    The UK’s coldest February temperature for 65 years was recorded in Aberdeenshire when locals endured -23C.

    But not everyone in Britain will be enjoying a mild week – with the Met Office issuing FIVE weather warnings for rain.

  • OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY

    On Wednesday, the weather is set to be windy with rain in the north and west.

    Showers are forecast for northern and western areas, according to the Met Office.

    It will be dry and sunny in the south and east.

    Temperatures will remain mild, especially in the southeast.

  • YELLOW WARNING COVERING ALL OF NORTHERN IRELAND IN FORCE

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering all of Northern Ireland.

    The warning for heavy rain comes into place at 3am on Tuesday and covers the entire day.

    Most areas are expected to get between 15-30mm of rain while some parts could be bombarded with between 40-50mm.

  • BRIGHTER CONDITIONS FROM THURSDAY

    The front bringing the persistent rain to the north west will slowly sink south and east through Wednesday, having lost most of its energy it will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain as it moves through Wales and the rest of England.

    Through Thursday brighter conditions will move in from the west, although further cloud and showers will affect the far north west. 

  • WEATHER WARNINGS FOR NORTH AND SCOTLAND

    Colourful beach huts stand in front of the stunning red sky at sunrise this morning in Blyth, Northumberland.

    Scotland and parts of the north will have to endure heavy downfalls of rain with amber and yellow warnings in place.

    The Met Office has warned there could be danger to life from midnight tonight until midday on Wednesday with fast flowing and deep floodwater likely.

    Credit: PA:Press Association
  • FORECAST FOR MARCH

    The Met Office’s long range forecast for March says: “The UK will probably see a continuation of settled conditions during the beginning of March with predominantly dry weather likely across most areas.

    “Later in the month a more mobile pattern may begin to develop with an increasing likelihood of Atlantic weather systems moving across the UK, bringing wetter conditions.

    “The most unsettled conditions will likely be seen further north.

    “Strong winds may also develop at times, particularly in the northwest, with winds likely lighter overall in the southeast.

    “Temperatures will probably be near normal or slightly above average for the time of year.”

  • SCOTLAND COULD SEE UP TO 120MM OF RAINFALL

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page, said: “An area of low pressure to the north west of the UK will bring very wet and windy conditions to parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north west England through the start of the week.

    “Up to 120mm of rain could fall in a relatively short time, bringing the risk of flooding.

    “An Amber weather warning is in force for parts of Scotland as well as further Yellow warnings for rain and wind.”

  • TODAY’S FORECAST

    Wet and windy weather moving east across northern areas, with heavy rain and severe gales in places. 

    Further south and east, drier, brighter, and locally very mild.

    TONIGHT’S FORECAST

    Rain and strong winds are to continue across many northern and western areas.

    Remaining dry and mild in the southeast.

  • AS BALMY AS BARCA

    THE SOUTH of England could be as warm as sunny Barcelona this week with temperatures soaring to 18C.

    Meanwhile the North of the country and Scotland will see two days of Amber rain warnings with heavy showers expected.

    Brits in the South were treated to a balmy weekend with the mercury hitting as high as 16C in parts of London, and the warm weather is set to continue.

  • STRONG WINDS

    THERE will be strong winds and rain across many northern and western areas tonight.
    But it will remain dry and mild in the southeast.
    Temperatures will climb to 14C in London as the milder weather continues.

  • WET AND WINDY

    IT will be wet and windy today, with the blustery conditions shifting east across the north.

    There will be heavy rain and severe gales in places.

    Further south and east, it will be drier, brighter, and locally very mild.

  • IN PICTURES: LONDONERS OUT IN FORCE AT HYDE PARK YESTERDAY

    Crowds of people flocked to London's Hyde Park yesterday
    Crowds of people flocked to London’s Hyde Park yesterday
  • DANGER TO LIFE WARNING FOR HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING IN SCOTLAND

    Scotland and parts of the north will have to endure heavy downfalls of rain with amber and yellow warnings in place.

    The Met Office has warned there could be danger to life from midnight tonight until midday on Wednesday with fast flowing and deep floodwater likely.

    Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings and there is a good chance some communities will be cut off by flooded roads.

    Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are expected with flooding leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

    Scotland will be worst hit by the deluge, and 120mm of water is set to fall over a 36-hour period on Tuesday and Wednesday for areas including Perth, Stirling, and Dumfries and Galloway.

  • TEMPERATURES WILL RISE TO 18C ON WEDNESDAY

    Temperatures will rise yet again with some areas seeing highs of 18C on Wednesday.

    This will mean parts of England will be hotter than Barcelona where the mercury will reach 16C.

    This comes after a month of freezing weather which has seen severe snowfall across the UK.

    The UK’s coldest February temperature for 65 years was recorded in Aberdeenshire when locals endured -23C.

    But not everyone in Britain will be enjoying a mild week – with the Met Office issuing FIVE weather warnings for rain.



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