The retail weather forecast from Saturday February 23 to Friday March 1, 2019: temperatures above average and mainly dry.

The week last year

Temperatures plummet as snow envelops the country along with stiff north-easterly winds.

The week this year

High pressure will continue to be anchored across Western Europe leaving Great Britain very warm.

Temperatures will average 4-5°C above normal and 5-8°C above last year’s cold spell.

We can also expect a continuation of bright, sunny skies across the country, apart from periods of morning fog and cloud.

Weather maps 18 Feb 2019

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It feels more like spring across the UK than late winter – demand for clearance items suffers but spring lines will see strong year-on-year comparisons. Ideal for early spring gardening and outdoor maintenance tasks.

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