UK weather forecast: Chart turns RED as 17C plume from Canary Islands hits Britain
BBC Weather: Warm conditions expected across parts of Europe
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Britain is set to be gripped by a warm-weather system from Wednesday as an area of high pressure closes-in from Europe. The latest temperature anomaly models produced by WXcharts also show large areas of the UK turning red as southwesterly winds push hot-air in. Europe is on course to be baked by abnormal heat this week as the latest charts show large areas of central Europe and northern France turning dark-red.
Temperatures across the continent are set to rise to the high-teens and even to the low-20C’s.
In a post on Twitter, WXcharts said “summer-like heat” is emerging across the continent with records set to be broken this week.
The weather channel added: “Forget spring, summer-like heat is building across parts of Europe.
“Dozens of monthly records have already been broken, with temperatures continuing to soar over the coming days.”
NetWeather.TV forecaster Nick Finnis said Wednesday will be “exceptionally mild in the southeast” with the mercury peaking at highs of 17C.
Mr Finnis said central, southern and eastern areas of the UK are set to see the best of the dry and bright conditions.
Temperatures will remain mild for the time of year with thermometers peaking at 14C elsewhere in the country, with scattered showers in some parts of Scotland, northern England and the far South West.
Mr Finnis said: “Dry and bright across much of central, southern and eastern England.
“Also, northwest Scotland could escape with a mostly dry and bright day.
“With southwesterly wind bringing air from as far south as the Canary Islands, it will be exceptionally mild in the southeast, with temperatures perhaps reaching 17C with the help of any sunshine.
“Rather mild elsewhere, too, temperatures reaching 10-14C.”
By the end of the week, an area of high pressure will begin to move further north with eastern areas of the UK remaining dry and bright.
On Thursday, temperatures will drop slightly as winds blow in a westerly direction – increasing the threat of isolated rainfall in the West.
By Friday, winds are set to ease before bright sunshine is blocked by cloud cover towards the west – eastern areas of the UK will remain dry and bright with temperatures pushing into double figures.
Mr Finnis added: “High pressure will start to build north on Thursday and Friday, so the very mild flow will be cut-off…but still on the mild side for late February.
“Westerly breeze on Thursday will feed in some scattered showers across western areas, eastern parts dry and sunny.
“The breeze will ease on Friday, as high pressure builds further north, most will be dry, northern areas likely cloudier – cloud perhaps thick enough across western Scotland for some drizzle, southern areas bright or sunny.”
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Into the weekend, the weather is set to remain fairly settled with spells of sunshine across large areas of the UK.
WXcharts show warm-air will continue to engulf Britain as the maps turn dark-orange – highs of 12C or 13C are expected.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “With continued southerly winds mild temperatures are forecast for much of the UK, with highs of 14-16C in the south and east through the week.
“As the system moves through by the middle of the week high pressure moves in and this will bring more settled conditions into the weekend, with good spells of sunshine it could feel like the first hints of Spring.”
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