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The first signs of Spring, with milder more settled weather this weekend

The first signs of Spring this weekend? Photo: Ryan Hooper/PA Wire

After a week of cold, cloudy and snowy weather, milder and more settled weather accompanies us into the weekend, just in time for halfterm.

The sun will be a familiar sight over the next few days.

Another treat with clear spells by night will be the passing of the international space station every evening until Thursday (times varyfrom 6 to 8pm), plus Mercury in the west.

The next few days:

High pressure will build from the south through Friday and sit to our east this weekend.

This brings settled weather, keeping most weather fronts at bay, lighter winds and even better news no weather warnings for the next five days.

Over the weekend:

Dry with sunny spells over the weekend Credit: Daybreak

By night clear spells and light winds will give a patchy frost with temperatures typically falling between two and five degrees Celsius.

Mist and fog will develop, with both days staying similar.

A weak weather front tries to push in to western areas, so Wales, Northern Ireland and western Scotland will be fairly cloudy and windy with rain on Saturday, wind and rain easing by Sunday.

For everyone else any mist and fog will soon clear to give us a lovely few days.

Largely dry with sunny spells continuing, light winds and temperatures up to ten degrees Celsius.

Could Spring be on its way? Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Into half term:

The weather remains settled and largely dry, thanks to high pressure staying by our side.

However it will move from the east to our northeast, this will drag colder and colder air in from the near continent day on day.

A tough of frost to start the week becoming severe by the end of the week.

By day it is light winds and sunny spells with an increased risk of snow showers returning in the east.

Elsewhere largely dry but turning chilly.