Britain Could Be Set For Hottest February Day On Record, Forecasters Say
Well, it seems like it might not be just a one-off as the warm weather is apparently here to stay and temperatures are set to rise further.
According to forecasters, Britain could be set for the hottest February day on record by the end of the week.
Weather experts think temperatures could peak at around 20C, much higher than the 7C averages for this time of the year.
We can expect to enjoy "lots of sunshine and warmth", says the Met Office, adding that it will feel like spring from Friday.
The record for the hottest day for February on record currently stands at 19.7C, which was more than 30 years ago in 1988.
And on 14th February this year, temperatures in Bala, north Wales reached 16.1C making it the hottest Valentine's Day in 31 years.
Temperatures are on the rise this week! Most of us will enjoy warmer temperatures by the weekend - one or two spots could even reach around 18 °C! :astonished:#SpringIsInTheAir #MondayMotivaton :thermometer:️ pic.twitter.com/4TXwTAB4Ok- Met Office (@metoffice) February 18, 2019
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Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond explained: "What we've got already has been mild for February, with temperatures around 10 to 12C today.
"For the rest of the week, temperatures will steadily build, with a body of high pressure moving over from the continent.
"Wind is coming from a south-south-westerly direction, which is generally quite mild, and we'll have a lot of sunshine and warmth."
She continued: "That combination means we're looking at temperatures around 17 or even 18 in some parts of the UK.
"The warmest February day on record was 19.7C, and there's a possibility that could be reached by Friday or Saturday.
"We might see some places come close but that depends on the amount of sunshine.
"It will be 16 or 17C in London, and we could see an extra degree depending on the sunshine."
It's time to put away your winter coats and scarves.
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