Weather forecast UK: Met Office confirms hottest EVER February – and it’s getting HOTTER

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The mercury will rocket once more next week after Wales bathed in a balmy 18.9C – beating its record 18.6C.

Gogerddan in south west Wales enjoyed an unseasonably warm day along with the rest of the country today.

Announcing the new record, the Met Office said on Twitter: “*** BREAKING NEWS *** #Wales has provisionally seen its highest ever February temperature at Gogerddan!!

“The previous record was 18.6 °C at Velindre on 23rd 1990.”

Map of weather forecast for UK, sunseekers on beach

(Pic: WXCHARTS/GETTY)

“Sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February”

Met Office

In even better news for sun seekers, the mild conditions are set to stretch into next week – with Wednesday looking like the hottest day.

WXCharts weather maps show England and Wales will soak in 17C in the first half of the week.

But thermometers will leap on Wednesday with NetWeather forecasting it to “feel like” 20C in London.

Meanwhile the likes of Birmingham will “feel like” 18C and Manchester 17C as February ends on a sizzling note.

Map of weather forecast for UK

HEATING UP: Parts of Britain could see 20C on Wednesday (Pic: WXCHARTS)

Met Office tweet about Wales' hottest day

IT’S OFFICIAL! Today was the hottest February day in Wales (Pic: TWITTER/MET OFFICE)

The Met Office’s forecast for Sunday to Tuesday reads: “Settled and generally dry across England and Wales with spells of sunshine, although some overnight fog is likely.

“Often windier and changeable in the far northwest. Remaining mild.”

Its forecast from Tuesday to Thursday adds: “Tuesday and Wednesday will be largely fine and mild with some sunshine, although northwest Scotland could be cloudier with rain and strong winds at times. England and Wales will see some early mist and fog, but this will clear many places through the morning.

“The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times. Temperatures may gradually become closer to normal.

Map of weather forecast for UK

BALMY: Brits will enjoy a 17C sizzler on Monday and Tuesday before it gets hotter (Pic: WXCHARTS)

Map of weather forecast for UK

MAKE THE MOST OF IT: Temperatures could drop later in the week (Pic: WXCHARTS)

“Any spells of rain will tend to weaken as they move southeast, just bringing cloudier skies. Overnight frosts are still possible with mist and fog patches too.”

But the government weather service does warn that March looks set to deliver some colder spells – with even some snow potentially in the mix.

The Met Office forecast for early March reads: “By early March we are more likely to see Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK bringing stronger winds and rain at times.

“There are signals for Atlantic fronts to cross the whole of the UK, bringing a mixture of wet and windy weather to many parts, but also intermittent drier spells.

“Snow remains possible over higher ground in the north, but is unlikely elsewhere. Milder conditions remain more likely, perhaps with occasional colder spells which could bring overnight frosts. The best chance of fine and dry weather with some sunshine will be in the south and east.”

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