UK weather: Is this the warmest February for 178 years?

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Call it flamin' February, because this weekend could be the warmest its been in February for 178 years!

On Thursday, Scotland saw the warmest ever February day, with Aboyne in Aberdeenshire hitting a maximum temperature of 18.3C.

Now the Met Office is predicting temperatures in the UK could also break records this weekend, with high pressure from Europe bringing dry and sunny weather.

The Met Office said it's possible the current record of 19.7C - set in London in 1998 - might be broken.

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In Wales the warmest February on record was 18.6C, in 1990 in Velindre, which the Met Office predict we could see again this weekend.

It's also predicting temperatures reaching as high as 19C across much of the UK, that "it could feel like spring"

Wind is coming from a south-south-westerly direction, which is generally quite mild, and we'll have a lot of sunshine and warmth.

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"The warmest February day on record was 19.7C, and there's a possibility that could be reached by Friday or Saturday."

The summer of 2018 was the joint hottest on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, with an average temperature of 15.8C (60.4F).

Is it warm and sunny where you are? What will you be doing to make the most of the weekend sunshine?

Let us know in the comments below!


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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Legend of Azarath

    24 Feb 2019 15:52
    It's so hot.....
  • Comment number 10. Posted by Hope

    24 Feb 2019 12:36
    It`s warm here! I`m making the most of the sunshine.
  • Comment number 9. Posted by U17369413

    24 Feb 2019 10:12
    this has something to do with global warming and climate change
  • Comment number 8. Posted by U17536565

    23 Feb 2019 17:53
    WOW !!!
  • Comment number 7. Posted by U17447106

    23 Feb 2019 17:50
    we might want to wait for the change in weather predicted...
  • Comment number 6. Posted by LiverpoolGuy

    23 Feb 2019 14:14
    Ye boi
  • Comment number 5. Posted by U17471126

    23 Feb 2019 9:45
    In my school, I saw only about 10 children out 0f 900 on the playground where coats on Thursday and Friday! 😲☀️🏖
  • Comment number 4. Posted by U17521753

    23 Feb 2019 8:34
    Where I live, because it’s been hot, there have been some kids wearing summer clothes!

    I might also be going out to the park near me to sunbathe
  • Comment number 3. Posted by GreenCarrotPenguin

    22 Feb 2019 16:49
    I think that global warming has something to do with this...
    At the moment, warm temperatures is seen as a good thing but actually it isn't
  • Comment number 2. Posted by GreenCarrotPenguin

    22 Feb 2019 16:29
    Wow! 178 years