It's been a glorious day of blue skies and bright sun across the region, which makes it easy to forget this time last year we were facing blizzards and bitingly cold winds.
They marked the start of the longest spell of cold weather we'd seen in a generation. It was a rude shock after a series of mild wet winters. John Andrews has been looking back at the cold snap and its aftermath.
Provisional Met Office statistics show that summer 2013 was the fifth warmest summer in the South West since 1910 (the warmest being 1989). It was also the warmest, driest and sunniest summer nationally since 2006.
The largest supercomputer in the UK is now being run on solar power generated electricity. It requires the biggest array of roof top panels to be found in the West Country. It will generate enough power for 67 homes.
The computer it will power at the Met Office in Exeter predicts the effects of climate change. Weather bosses say it's a business decision but it comes after much criticism of the agency for its own carbon footprint. Seth Conway reports.