Thursday 12 January 2012, 09:38
Last Autumn was the second warmest in the UK for over 100 years and this winter has been generally mild so far as well.
We haven't had much snow and frost so it's no wonder some flowers are blooming much earlier than usual.
A study in Cardiff has revealed that 63 species of wild flowers are in bloom at the moment - that's more than double the average number for this time of year!
Hawarden in Flintshire was one of the mildest places in Britain yesterday with a top temperature of 13 Celsius, 6 degrees above average.
But a change is on the way and it's going to turn colder from the north today with frost likely on Friday and temperatures rising no higher than 6 to 8 Celsius.
This morning a weak cold front will move south across the UK bringing a little rain followed by much clearer, colder air from the Arctic. High pressure will then take control on Friday and over the weekend.
Met Office weather chart from Thursday 12pm.
So today will be the last day of the mild, cloudy and damp weather for a while.
Tonight will be much clearer with some frost and fog forming. Friday will be dry and settled with very light winds and plenty of sunshine once any mist and fog lifts.
The weekend will be mostly dry with sunshine, more frost and a few mist & fog patches. A south-easterly-breeze will pick-up on Sunday making it feel chilly.
Next week will start dry but it looks like turning more unsettled and windier by the end of Wednesday as an area of deep low pressure develops out in the Atlantic.
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Thursday 12 January 2012, 09:14
Thursday 12 January 2012, 10:32