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Ice rinks struggle in unseasonably warm winter

A number of outdoor ice rinks in our region are having to close temporarily due to the unseasonably warm weather.

Last month was the mildest November for more than two decades and one of the warmest on record in East Anglia.

The Winter Wonderland and ice rink in Colchester's Castle Park is one attraction that's suffering.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

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What causes warm or cold winters in the UK?

Monday 1 December marks the start of the meteorological winter but why do winters in the UK vary so much year to year, from mild to cold and from wet to dry?

In this video, ITV Weather Forecaster Aidan McGivern examines the main global influences of the UK's weather during the coldest season of the year.

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