Early cloud and rain will clear to the south and the sun will come out throughout the region. However, it will feel colder than yesterday.Read the full story ›
Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.Read the full story ›
Temperatures throughout the Anglia region have peaked at 14C this afternoon, making it the warmest day of December 2014 so far.
It's a far cry from the same time last week when temperatures struggled to exceed 4C on the coldest day since March 2013.
It will feel colder on Friday as temperatures return to average for the time of year. 7C is the typical daytime high in East Anglia in mid-December.
It's been a very mild start to a December morning across the Anglia region and most of the UK.
With minimum temperatures around 11 or 12°C, they were well above the average maximum temperature for December of 7°C. The maximum is expected to reached 14°C in the Anglia region on Thursday.
The UK temperature record for a December day is 18.3°C set in 1948 in Achnashellach in the highlands of Scotland.
It reached 17.2°C in Thetford, Norfolk on 4 December 1953.
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.
Average December temperatures so far are keeping 2014 on course to be the hottest year on record in the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
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 Met Office has updated its yellow weather warning for strong winds in the Anglia region on Friday.
Winds could gust at 50-70 mph especially near the coast.
The Met Office says the public should be aware of the risk of damage to trees, disruption to travel and possibly to power supplies.
The warning is in force from 0010 hrs to 0900 hrs on Friday 12 December
"There is the potential for gales, severe along some coasts, and accompanied by heavy rain, to spread across southern areas of England and Wales during the early hours of Friday, before easing during the morning. Gusts may reach 50 to 60 mph inland and perhaps around 70 mph in some exposed coastal districts."
The winter sunshine has produced some spectacular sunrise and sunset images from across the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
Temperatures have peaked at just 3°C across large parts of the Anglia region this afternoon on what may be the coldest day since spring 2013.
The cold air over the east of England this afternoon has its origins from the near continent and it has been kept chilled underneath thick, low cloud.
Whilst today's temperatures are below the December daytime average of 7°C, it is not especially unusual to experience this kind of chilly, dull weather in winter. The fact that it is likely to be the coldest day since spring 2013 is more indicative of the consistently mild weather last winter than anything else.