Thawing!!!!!!!! was minus 17 here last night. Did you leave the back door open with the heating on?
No, it's called North Sea heating and being only one mile from the coast results in the warmer sea warming the land for two or three miles from the shore. It is still thawing.
I do feel sorry for one of my friends, she lives in Morpeth and is worried in case there is a rapid thaw resulting in her house flooding again when the river "defences" fail.