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Last updated: Feb 27, 2017 8:38 AM
After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with rain for some too.
Average spring temperatures across the UK have risen by approximately 1 °C over the last few decades according to data released by the Met Office, but gardeners are urged to take note that spring frosts can still pose a threat. Frosts feature in the forecast for Easter weekend in parts of the UK.
Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.
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