According to meteorological experts, as the British face a cold start to Valentine's Day, the sun will rise soon and will raise the temperature across the country in the late morning.

An "African plume" is about to propel mercury up to 17 ° C today, making most of Britain hotter than Malibu.

    Britons face a surprisingly hot Valentine's Day, according to meteorologists
Britons face a surprisingly hot Valentine's Day, according to meteorologists
    The UK will rise for an icy morning and fog could take up to midnight to dissipate today.
The UK will rise for an icy morning and fog could take up to midnight to dissipate today.
    This weather map of the United Kingdom shows a mild airflow coming from southern Iberia or further south, causing rising temperatures today.
This weather map of the United Kingdom shows a mild airflow coming from southern Iberia or further south, causing rising temperatures today.

Scotland will have its hottest Valentine's day in 21 years. The Met Office forecasts temperatures of 16 ° C in the north of the country – 11 ° C above average.

Meteorological meteorologist Steven Keates said that a "gentle stream of air from the south of the Iberian Peninsula or further south than that" would raise temperatures.

He said: "Some of us could reach 15 or 16 ° C, which is quite exceptional for this time of year.

Mr Keates said that the UK would wake up to an icy morning and that fog could take up in the middle of the morning to dissipate across England and Wales.

But a lot of sun should develop.

The meteorologist added: "Here we have been able to observe unusually high temperatures for the time of the year – 15 ° C or 16 ° C, certainly not out of the question."

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The central belt will be pushed up to 13C.

A weather map shows hot air blowing over a distance of 3,000 km between Africa and the United Kingdom.

Ladbrokes broke the hottest February 14 record – breaking the 19.1C record – at 2/1.

The British get really hot under the collar on this Valentine's Day

Ladbrokes spokesperson

Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said: "The British are getting really hot under the collar on this Valentine's Day."

Scotland will be warmer than the 14C. Measured in Malibu Beach, California, and in romantic cities like the 13C. Paris and the 8C

It is expected that the sunny highs and days will extend next week, while the warm 10 day period will continue.

Rain maps also suggest that it is unlikely that the rain will slow down anyone's romantic evening.

A forecaster at the Met Office said, "Valentine's Day is not the only reason he is warming up. Unusually high temperatures in the afternoons, as high as 16 ° C, have been observed in northern Scotland. Next week will be sweet for some.

Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: "The UK is under strong pressure of warm air from northern Africa.

"We could see 17 ° C by Friday, with a lot of dry spring and very mild weather next week."

    Britain will warm up for the hottest Valentine's Day for 21 years with warm air blowing over a distance of 3,000 km between Africa and Britain, according to weather forecasts
Britain will warm up for the hottest Valentine's Day for 21 years with warm air blowing over a distance of 3,000 km between Africa and Britain, according to weather forecasts


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