Weather is still warmer than usual despite frost

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FORECASTERS say this week’s near-freezing temperatures are not a sign of things to come over the next few days.

People woke up to icy winds and frosty pathways as temperatures plummeted to 1.5C (34.7F) in the early hours yesterday.

The cold didn’t set in long as the frost soon melted and the day saw brief periods of sunshine with dry spells.

Temperatures will peak at 13C (55.4F) today and the improved weather will continue into the weekend. A Met Office spokeswoman said: ‘Temperatures of 10C (50F) are normally expected at this time of year, so what we’re seeing is above average.’