The mild weather in November led to what some horticulturalists called a second spring, with flowers bursting into life in gardens throughout the UK.
The sight of animals out in the fields munching away on grass in Ireland, animals that would normally at this time of year be in, eating winter fodder, is another visible example of the weird weather patterns we’re experiencing.
Meanwhile the energy crisis has made weather watchers of us all.
Apparently the chances of an exceptionally cold winter remain very low, according to the UK’s Met Office. However the polar airflows due to come our way in the second week of December could herald the proper arrival of winter this year.