This Good February Weather Is Set To Continue Into Next Week
Good news everyone! The great weather is going to continue into next week, it turns out.
Yes, if you - like some of us here - have had to work throughout this week, fear not. It might be about to get even hotter.
After recording the hottest February day in absolutely ages in Scotland (since 1897, in case you're wondering), it now appears Northern Wales, North Devon, and parts of Cumbria could see temperatures upwards of the 18.3C recorded in Aberdeen on Thursday.
As the week starts we could see the hottest February day on record, even. For that to happen the mercury would have to exceed 19.7C. Unlikely, but definitely possible.
The warmest place in the UK on Friday was Gogerddan, in Wales. Then on Saturday, Kew Gardens heated up to 18.1C. Not bad, given that it was snowing just a few weeks ago.
The previous hottest day was on 13 February 1998, when the thermometers got all the way up to 19.7C. Scorchio.
However, as the week wears on it's going to cool down. Forecasters reckon that the weather will start to turn on Wednesday, and we'll all be plunged back to where we expect to be at this time of the year.
Last week, the Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said: "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.
"That combination means we're looking at temperatures around 17 or even 18C 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."
This all could be poor news for hay fever sufferers. According to a hay fever expert - which is totally a thing - the good weather could kickstart people's symptoms early.
"We are likely to see an early start to the birch pollen season, which affects around 25 percent of hay fever sufferers in the spring," hay fever expert and pollen forecaster Dr Beverley Adams-Groom told the Sun.
"The season usually starts in early April but could start in mid-to-late March this year.
"The grass pollen season (usually starting in late May/early June) could be on the early side too but it's too soon to say because it's the weather in late March and April that mainly affects it."
Featured Image Credit: PA