Temperatures have already beaten yesterday's milder highs. Although it has remained cooler at the coast by 2pm Kendal was at 12C and Preston, Manchester, Rochdale & Rostherne all at 11C.
The average for late February is 6/7C in the north of the region and 7/8C in the south - so a milder than average day today, helped by dry, sunny conditions with light winds.
A marked wind chill develops this week as winds increase
Clocks go forward one hour tonight
High pressure keeps our weather settled for the remainder of the bank holiday weekend. Hard frosts and sunny spells .