The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Benedict will resign on February 28, according to Reuters.
The media agency also reported that in a statement Pope Benedict said his strength is no longer adequate to continue in office due to his advanced ages.
More top news
It will remain breezy with further blustery and at times thundery showers.
Here's our gallery of some of your St David's Day pictures.
Showers becoming increasingly wintry even to lower levels, bringing an ice risk.