FORECASTERS have said a 10-day warm spell is due to set in for Brits with a balmy 16C Valentine’s Day on the horizon.
But the chill could set back in as temperatures dip once more as we near the end of the month, with possible “snow” to come once more.
Temperatures are due to nudge beyond 15C – here is the UK’s predicted temperature for 3pm tomorrow[/caption]
The UK will see some sunshine tomorrow – with the south expected to see a sunny afternoon at around 3pm[/caption]
A Met Office spokesman said: “We’ve got high pressure arriving, that high pressure is building and has built over France and central Europe.
“So that’s set up for the moment a southwestern flow which is bringing warmer weather into parts of the UK. We could see 15 or 16 degrees this week.
“The pattern looks as though that’s set in to remain for the next 10 days at least.”
Although this week and parts of next – which is also half term for UK kids – will be warmer than usual for February, the Met’s long-range forecast indicates there could be “some snow” as we head into March.
John Hammond, chief meteorologist for Weather Trending, also told The Sun Online: “It would be a brave person to say that we’ve said goodbye to the wintry weather.
“As we saw with last year’s ‘Beast from the East’, severe cold and snow can happen in March.
“But this was an extreme and record-breaking event, so by definition, a repeat this year is unlikely.
“Snowfalls often occur in March, and so it would be unusual for parts of the UK not to see any more of the white stuff this year.
“However, at this stage it’s impossible to say where or when.”
A “fine” day has been forecast today for the majority of the UK – especially in England and Wales where there will be plenty of sunny weather to get loved-up Brits in the mood for romance.
Today should see a mostly bright and dry day for those in central England, with elsewhere seeing some drizzle and cloud.
Tomorrow will start with mist and some fog, before a sunny and dry day breaks through.
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The unseasonably warm weather is sweeping in on balmy air being dragged up from the Mediterranean thanks to two weather fronts sitting either side of the British isles.
It is the perfect prelude to Valentine’s Day tomorrow – when temperatures are set to hit as high as 16C in parts.
The average temperature for this time of year is 7C in the north and 8C in the south.
The warmest Valentine’s Day on record was in 1988, when 19.1C was clocked in Trivington in Somerset.
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Although bookies are saying we could see even hotter this week, the Met Office has said it’s unlikely.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Things look set to take a sizzling turn with every Brit strapping themselves in for their hottest Valentine’s Day yet – at least on the weather front”.
But it’s certainly not the end of the cold weather as the mild patch isn’t likely to last – with a repeat of last March’s ‘Beast from the East’ freeze possible this year.
A surfer taking advantage of the unseasonably ‘warm’ weather in Sunderland[/caption]
Salisbury Cathedral pictured on a beautiful misty morning[/caption]
Mist sits over the trees in Lambourn, Berkshire, this morning[/caption]
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