Increasingly unsettled conditions will be developing across much of the country as we go through the midweek period and into the second half of the week thanks to a large upper trough taking control of our weather. For today we do have a frontal system sinking south-eastwards although it won't be as active as some of the systems we are expecting during the rest of the week.
This morning is dawning bright and rather chilly towards the south and east of the UK with some early mist and low cloud in places but for many areas it is a rather cloudy and mild start to the day and that frontal system is bringing outbreaks of rain and drizzle across northern and western Scotland along with parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland with some drizzly outbreaks over other western hills.
That band of rain will continue to slip south-eastwards today so that by dusk it is affecting parts of northern and north-western England, the Midlands and Wales. To the southeast it will remain mostly dry but increasingly cloudy, meanwhile to the northwest it will turn brighter with sunny spells after that front clears although showers will break out over Scotland, some of these turning heavy at times.
Top temperatures today will again be above normal for the second half of February, ranging from 10°C or 11°C in the north to highs of 13°C or 14°C across England and Wales with moderate west/southwest winds.
That front continues to sink southwards this evening but rain will tend to become more patchy in nature before the front stalls across southern regions. However, as we go through the night the next low moves in from the southwest to bring an increasingly wet and windy end to the night across much of the country. Under clearer skies across parts of Scotland it will be colder with some frost forming for a time but that wet and windy weather moves through tomorrow with a drier interlude following before more rain arrives from the west later in the day.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER
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