While the US east coast was hit by a violent bombogenesis, a new February record temperatures has been broken 2 days in a row for the UK, with 20.6°C being recorded at Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, Wales, at around 1pm on Monday and 20.8°C at Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales, on Tuesday.
These landmarks are not only the warmest temperatures ever measured in February.
It's officially the UK's warmest winter day on record; three sites exceeded 20 Celsius today with 20.6 °C at Trawsgoed, Ceredigion the highest temperature ☀️?️ pic.twitter.com/eMCYDUdwW7— Met Office (@metoffice) February 25, 2019
They represent also the first times the 20°C mark has been exceeded during the winter months – beating the previous February high of 19.7°C on February 13, 1998.
For the second day running we've broken the UK record for the warmest winter day with 20.8 °C at Porthmadog, Gwynedd pic.twitter.com/E4VOg6CQAR— Met Office (@metoffice) February 26, 2019
The winter warmth is expected to continue on Tuesday with the mercury possibly climbing even higher before starting to fall back towards the end of the week.
Meanwhile, snow was falling in Greece and hurricane-force winds damaged parts of the Croatian coast.
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