Temperatures this week have been warmer than of late, with the UK set to see unusually mild weather this weekend.
But how long will this warm spell last?
This weekend’s weather forecast
Scotland is set to see a mostly dry weekend, with a mixture of sunny spells and cloud. The temperature will climb to a peak of around 14C in some areas on Saturday, with Sunday set to be around 12C.
Northern Ireland is set to be similar, with a mixture of sunshine, cloud and a maximum temperature of 14C. However, the Met Office add that their will be “some outbreaks of rain spreading east.”
On Saturday in the North West, “Any fog and low cloud will soon clear, with much of the day being dry with sunny spells,” the Met Office said.
“Turning cloudier later, with perhaps some drizzle developing over Cumbria by evening. Maximum temperature 16C.”
The North East will see sunshine and warm temperature, with the Met Office explaining that it will be “Dry, settled, and very mild through the rest of the weekend and into early next week, with some sunny spells after the clearance of overnight mist, fog, and low cloud.”
Yorkshire will see sunshine throughout the weekend, remaining dry in most places. Maximum temperature of 14C.
The south of England will see a dull and misty start on Saturday, with some patchy fog in areas.
The Met Office add that “it should slowly brighten up during the day, with sunny spells developing across many parts from the east. Maximum temperature 15C.
“Dry, settled, and mild through the rest of the weekend and into early next week, with increasing amounts of sunshine, after the clearance of overnight mist, fog, and low cloud.”
‘Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK’
Although this dry, settled period of weather is set to continue during the end of the month, more turbulent weather could occur at the beginning of March, with more wet and windy weather.
The Met Office said: “The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times.
“Temperatures may gradually become closer to normal. Any spells of rain will tend to weaken as they move southeast, just bringing cloudier skies.
“Overnight frosts are still possible with mist and fog patches too. By early March we are more likely to see Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK bringing stronger winds and rain at times.”
The Met Office UK outlook for Friday 8 March to Friday 22 March said: “There are signals for Atlantic fronts to cross the whole of the UK, bringing a mixture of wet and windy weather to many parts, but also intermittent drier spells.”