Unseasonal weather sees daffodils bloom early

PUBLISHED: 10:26 11 January 2016

Daffodils have started to bloom as the new year begins. Ref shs 0030-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

Daffodils have started to bloom as the new year begins. Ref shs 0030-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

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Traditionally, they are regarded as the true harbingers of spring, yet this year they are beginning to bloom early.

December daffodils in Newton Poppleford. Ref shs 8893-01-16TI. Picture: Terry IfeDecember daffodils in Newton Poppleford. Ref shs 8893-01-16TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Unseasonably warm weather across the UK has seen Sidmouth’s famous daffodils start to come to life already.

Forecasters reported one of the mildest Decembers in more than 50 years.

The flowers, more usually associated with Easter than Christmas and the new year, are being seen around the country.

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