New Year’s Eve this year could be the mildest year on record, with temperatures reaching up to 15C, the Met Office announced.

Forecasters said the previous New Year’s Eve record of 14.8C set in 2011 might be broken or even beaten in parts of Great Britain.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst, in response to the Friday forecast, said: ‘The record is 14.8C on New Year’s Eve and that was in 2011, temperatures look like they’ll be 14 to 15C (57.2-59F) so it is possible that temperatures could be that value.’

Mr Dewhurst said the weather was going to be on the “mild side” all week, adding: “We’re going to see across the whole of the country, through the rest of this week, temperatures that are above average for this time of year.

It comes after parts of Britain had a snowy Christmas, with snowfall falling across Yorkshire and Scotland.

The average temperature in the UK is expected to be around 7-8C degrees C at this time of year.

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