Parts of UK have mildest December night for decades, experts say
19 December 2015
From the section UK
Media captionSwimmers at London’s Serpentine Lido took advantage of the mild temperatures for an outdoor dip
It was the mildest December night for several decades in parts of the UK, weather experts say.
Temperatures fell no lower than 11C in most areas and conditions typically became warmer throughout the night, BBC Weather said.
The mildest 24-hour period on record for December in England was measured at Whitby in North Yorkshire in 1994 – with a low of 13.7C.
Meanwhile, heavy rain is forecast for Wales and parts of north-west England.
A Wales-wide “be aware” alert is in force for Saturday and Sunday, with up to 3ins (80mm) of rain in places over 24 hours and flooding possible.
However, in other parts of the UK temperatures look set to continue to be mild.
Temperatures in Gravesend, Kent, have hit 17C – nearing the English record for the warmest December day of 17.7C.
Across the UK as a hole the highest 24-hour minimum for a December night happened at Hawarden, Flintshire, in north-east Wales on 12 December 1994, when temperatures stayed up at 15C.
Source:: BBC UK