Weather: UK competes Greece with temperatures up to 17C

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What? Whether in UK will be warmer than in Greece? Temperatures are set to hit highs of 17 degrees Celsius in UK, while they hardly reach 14-16 C in Greece? Temperatures in UK will reportedly be hotter than in Greece or even Dubai. Are we serious? Seriously!

UK’s Meteorology Office predicts that next Monday could be the warmest February day in 5 years.

According to media reports, the warmest February day comes after many warm temperatures earlier in the week, the Brits enjoyed with ice creams and strolling on the beach.

After last week’s bitingly cold temperatures, spring looks to be well on its way with balmy highs of 17C by Monday due to a southwesterly airflow coming form Florida and the Caribbean.

Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said Monday, February 20th 2017, should be the warmest February day since February 23, 2012, when it reached 18.7 C in northern Wales.

“‘It will reach up to 16-17C in areas downwind, east of the Welsh mountains, the Midlands and southern England,” Keates said adding “Parts of the country will possibly be hotter than it is in Greece, with similar temperatures to Sicily and eastern Spain.”

Temperatures in the Dubai are expected to be around 14 C.

Greece’s weather forecast predicts for Athens: 11 C for Monday and 14 on Tuesday.

Wednesday Greece is the winner with 19 C, even though partly cloudy.

The year 1998 produced the hottest ever day in UK’s February: the heat reached 19.7 C. (compiled with reports from dailymail.co.uk and meteo.gr)

PS Independently of the weather forecast, Monday, February 20th 2017, is expected quite hot due to the Eurogroup meeting on Greece’s debt and economic future.