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  • 5 March 2014, 13:39

Warm Weather For Weekend After Floods Misery

Temperatures could peak at 17C (62.6F) this weekend as spring conditions give many people a welcome break from months of miserable weather.

Sunday is likely to be the warmest day of the year so far, with temperatures in much of southern England set to hit the mid-teens.

The average high for March is 8.9C (48F).

"This week is set to turn milder as a large area of high pressure builds giving lots of sunshine through the coming week, as well as dry weather - especially in the south," Sky News weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said.

Predictably perhaps, not all areas will enjoy the pleasant conditions.

"There will still be some rain sweeping across Scotland at times and it will be chilly at night with localised frost and fog patches," she added.

There will also be some wet weather for northern parts of the UK and Ireland.

Winter has been a weather nightmare for many, with large parts of the country hit by devastating floods, and fierce winds cutting power and disrupting travel.

Weeks of rain have made it the wettest winter for England and Wales for nearly 250 years

It has also been the wettest for the UK as a whole since records began in 1910.

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