Staying unsettled, temperatures eventually falling back to average for February.
This Evening and Tonight: Cloud and rain clearing eastwards but turning mostly dry with some clear spells. However, the cloud will tend to thicken after midnight, with some mainly light rain developing in the west before dawn. A little cooler than of late. Minimum Temperature 6C.
Thursday: A cloudy start to the day as an area of rain moves in from the west, turning heavy at times and accompanied by gusty winds. Strong winds near the coast. Maximum Temperature 12C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday: Staying rather unsettled with bright intervals and scattered heavy showers. Feeling colder than of late with overnight frosts possible. Perhaps turning wetter and winder into Sunday.
UK Outlook for Monday 26 Feb 2024 to Wednesday 6 Mar 2024: A day or two of mostly settled and dry weather is likely at the start of this period, after any lingering rain clears the far south. Temperatures will be close to average, with some night time frosts, but will feel like a marked contrast to the mild conditions of recent weeks. After this, a generally unsettled pattern is most likely to resume and continue through to early March. Spells of rain are expected across all areas at times, wettest overall in the west and northwest, where it will also sometimes be windy. Temperatures are most likely to be around or a little above average, though some short-lived colder interludes that would allow sleet or snow to fall to lower levels are possible at times, these more likely in the north.
UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Mar 2024 to Thursday 21 Mar 2024: An initial continuation of unsettled conditions is most likely in this period, with low pressure systems likely to continue to cross west to east over or close to the UK, with mostly short-lived spells of drier and brighter weather between times. Temperatures are likely to be near or slightly above normal overall, with occasional night frosts, but values will fluctuate as weather systems come and go. From mid-March, the chance of a longer period of more settled and drier weather increases.