The retail weather forecast from Saturday February 16 to Friday February 22, 2019: temperatures above average and mainly dry.

The week last year

Light rain falls in the south early in warmer than normal temperatures. Winds turn easterly and colder late in the week.

The week this year

Temperatures will continue to remain well above both last year and normal throughout the week, with just the start of the working week slightly cooler than last year.

The weekend and start of the working week are expected to be mostly dry, so more positive for footfall for the start of the half-term break.

Ireland, Scotland and western UK will see the wetter of the conditions compared with last year, but drier for central and eastern areas.

Prcpn and temp vs normal

Next week vs normal: precipitation and temperature 

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Prcpn and temp vs last year

Next week vs last year: precipitation and temperature 

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The consumer mindset

Milder conditions will continue to stall demand for winter final clearance, but will help sales of early spring transitional lines.

Drier conditions for much of the UK will help footfall to high streets. 

For more information on the forecast, contact Tim Morris on 020 7321 3715 or

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