Temperatures are set to be “exceptionally mild” this week before hitting a balmy 15C on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – warmer than April, when the mercury hovers at an average of 14C.
Amazingly, the weather will be as good on the south coast and in the south-east as it is in Athens, Madrid and Rhodes.
And if predictions are correct, it’ll be hotter in those areas than the record-breaking 14.8C recorded in Colwyn Bay, north Wales, in 2011.
Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: “The weather has been pretty topsy-turvy.
“We’ve had a white Christmas – and now we’re going to see it get warmer.
“It’s going to be exceptionally mild in the coming days and could be as high as 15C on New Year’s Eve.
“If that’s the case, then another record will fall.”