UK weather: Britain marks warmest New Year’s Eve on record with temperatures reaching 14.9C

The UK has seen its warmest New Year’s Eve on record with temperatures already reaching 14.9C (58.82F), the Met Office has confirmed.

Colwyn Bay in Wales held the previous record of 14.8C (58.64F) in 2011 but the record was toppled at 11am on Friday in Ryehill, East Yorkshire.

The Met Office said temperatures will continue to rise across the country later in the day before falling slightly at night as Britain rings in 2022.

Parts of southern and eastern England including the West Country, London and Lincolnshire, are set to experience the mildest weather.

“Our station at Ryehill, a small village in East Yorkshire has recorded 14.9 degrees today, which tops the previous record of 14.8. It has provisionally broken the New Year’s Eve record,” Met Office spokesperson Stephen Dixon said.

“We would expect that to climb further and reach temperatures we saw yesterday of around 15.5 degrees.”

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