Temperatures have reached 12 to 13 Celsius throughout the Anglia region this afternoon, surpassing the average daytime December temperature by 6 degrees.
Following a sunny day yesterday, a warm front brought a spell of rain overnight and spread a warm sector across the south of the UK.
A warm sector describes a slice of mild and moist air that is captured between a warm front and a cold front. This normally originates in the Atlantic and is often a zone of cloudy, damp and mild weather.
This warm sector will remain in place until the end of the week when a cold front will clear it away, leading to colder, sunnier conditions by Friday afternoon.
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There won't be any trains running in the region on Christmas Day.
East Coast, London Midland, C2C and Greater Anglia trains say they will remain closed on Boxing Day. But the Stansted Express will run services on the 26th December with trains departing from London every 30 minutes.
There will then be a revised timetable until the New Year.
Trophies stolen from the Red Bull Formula 1 team's factory during a ram-raid earlier this month, have been found in a lake.
Around 20 of the 60 trophies which were taken during the smash and grab robbery have now been recovered from Horseshoe Lake in Sandhurst, Berkshire.
Many of the trophies won over the past 5 years have been damaged.
Police believe 6 men were involved in the raid in Milton Keynes on the 6th December, using two cars with foreign number plates.
"We estimate about 20 trophies have been recovered, but we are liaising with Red Bull to establish the exact number as some of the trophies were damaged."
Night staff at the factory during the raid were not injured and the Red Bull team said some of the trophies were replicas.
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Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin says he has asked for a full explanation for Friday's "simply unacceptable" aviation disruption caused by a problem at the NATS air traffic control centre in southern England.
Thousands of passengers at Stansted and Luton airports faced delays and cancellations, after London airspace closed for more than an hour on Friday afternoon. The disruption carried on well into the evening.
A spokesperson for NATS said: "We are investigating the cause of this fault but can confirm that it was not due to a power outage."
A 12-year-old girl has died after a collision with a car in Milton Keynes.
The girl was crossing Marlborough Street when the accident happened and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the VW Golf wasn't hurt. The police are appealing for witnesses.
It's a breezy start to Friday in the Anglia region although winds are set to die down through the morning.
The winds have been gusting close to 50 mph.
Highest gusts in the Anglia region between 5am and 7am on Friday 12 December
- 47 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
- 46 mph at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
- 43 mph at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
- 39 mph at Wattisham, Suffolk
The highest wind gust in the UK at 7am was 77 mph at The Needles on the Isle of Wight.
The Country Land and Business Association is urging dog owners to keep their pets on leads while walking near livestock in the countryside.
It's because the number of dog attacks on sheep have gone up. The CLA says it's a criminal offence for a dog to chase or attack livestock.