North African tropical plume set to sweep Britain
A balmy plume from North Africa will sweep Britain from tomorrow meaning the mercury could reach 15C on the last day of 2021.
Amazingly, the weather will be as good on the south coast and in the south-east as it is in Athens, Madrid and Rhodes.
And if predictions are correct, it’ll be hotter in those areas than the record-breaking 14.8C recorded in Colwyn Bay, north Wales, in 2011.
The 15.6C record for New Year’s Eve logged in Great Yarmouth, in 1901, could also tumble.
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “The record for both days could go.
“It’s time for people to put on t-shirts and flip-flops and get the picnic tables out.
“This will last for about five days, after which we expect to pay for it with the cold to return.
“This is by no means the end of winter.”