UK weather: Unusually mild conditions set to come to abrupt end in coming days

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A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in the south of England has now expired.

The Met Office had said that the stormy weather could cause road closures, power cuts and damage to trees and buildings.

Sunday's warning stretched from Exeter in the West across to Norwich in the East.

Further yellow warnings are already in place for wind and snow in northern Scotland for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bus, ferry, and train services could be affected, while driving conditions will be particularly affected on higher routes.

The warnings follow unexpectedly mild weather over the New Year weekend.

Forecasters said the conditions were because of warm subtropical air flowing up from the Azores, west of Portugal.

Temperatures have been reaching 16C (61F) at a time when they are normally almost 10C lower.

Things are expected to change from Tuesday, with highs of no more than 7C (44F) expected in London and the South East.

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