High pressure builds over the UK on Monday, bringing the longest and most impressive settled spell we've seen in some time.
Sunday has seen a northwest/southeast split across the region with mild and sunny conditions hanging on in the southeast.
A weakening cold front will continue to push down from the northwest during the evening and overnight bringing some steady rain for a time to Northumberland before it turns lighter and more patchy as it sinks southeast.
It's behind the cold front on Monday that high pressure begins to build for the week ahead. Expect fairly cool nights with patchy rural ground frost possible, maybe leading to misty mornings in some areas. But many places will be dry and fine with light winds, decent spells of sunshine and respectable daytime highs for early March.
Here's your forecast for the next few days.....
REST OF SATURDAY:
Becoming generally cloudy from the north with occasional mainly light rain over hills. Brighter for County Durham and North Yorkshire but cloud thickening and extending to all parts by evening with rain becoming more widespread. Highs 15 °C.
Largely cloudy with outbreaks of rain, becoming lighter and more drizzly later. Clearing from the north towards dawn. Lows 3-5 °C although a touch of frost possible under clearer skies into the early hours.
It will be a dry day with well broken cloud and some decent sunny spells. Feeling fresher but winds light and temperatures above average. High of 10 °C.
The next few days are expected to be dry with sunny spells and light winds. Temperatures remaining a few degrees above the average by day with chilly nights. Patchy frost and morning mist in the mix.