The overnight period was cold across England with a widespread ground frost and localised air frost with rural parts of the south-west several degrees below freezing.
Scotland and Northern Ireland had light to moderate rain overnight, which moved slowly southwards across England weakening all the time. Heavy and frequent rain showers moved into Scotland, north-west England and Northern Ireland throughout the day.
Many areas of England and Wales were dry with bright spells for much of the day, although there was increasing cloud through the afternoon.
Temperatures were quite mild, especially in sheltered parts of the south and east. South-westerly winds produced fresher conditions later in the day.
Extremes of Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine for the 24 hours ending 02/03/2009
Highest Day Max: Lossiemouth (Moray): 12.6C
Lowest Day Max: Lake Vyrnwy (Powys): 6.2C
Lowest Night Min: Benson (Berkshire): -4.1C
Highest Rainfall: Tyndrum (Perthshire): 14.8mm
Highest Sunshine: Thorney Island (West Sussex): 10.1 hours