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Photo gallery: Norfolk basks in Autumn sunshine

PUBLISHED: 12:35 02 November 2014 | UPDATED: 14:34 02 November 2014

Marsham. 
Picture: Antony Kelly

Marsham. Picture: Antony Kelly

Archant Norfolk 2014

It’s the satisfying crunch of leaves under our feet, early evening sunsets and the fresh bite in the air that hail autumn’s return.

The brilliant greens of summer are replaced by a warming palette of russet, copper and amber, as leaves fall and adorn fields and paths like autumnal patchwork quilts.

But it felt more like the height of summer than the end of October across the region on Friday as temperatures soared to 21 degrees, making it the hottest Halloween on record and giving our tourist attractions a last-minute boost.

Our photographers have captured the season in all its glory, with this assortment of striking snaps of golden leaves against azure blue skies and sunny windswept beaches.

A heron perches under a canopy of yellowing leaves by the River Little Ouse in Thetford, while families enjoy their stunning surroundings in the fresh autumnal air.

Elm Hill in the autumn light. Picture: Graham Williams Elm Hill in the autumn light. Picture: Graham Williams

But experts predict that we’ve bid farewell to the warm weather, with temperatures set to fall.

Meteorologist Jim Bacon, from Weatherquest, said: “The whole forecast is looking pretty unsettled. It’s the end to the fine spell of weather we’ve had.

“Monday will be a showery band of rain coming across the area, it’ll be an unsettled flavour to the weather. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the same – all unsettled.”

So with the inevitable wintry conditions imminent – and experts predicting the coldest winter for a century – it’ll soon be time to brace for the frosty mornings, and the icy-cold departure from under the duvet.

3 comments

  • Since 1828 ish when records began apparently. October 1968 was warm and until now the warmest on record. Chief Met officers monthly reports for the 60s are available online I believe 21 degrees was recorded- and the following February was very cold and snowy. October 1962 was the second sunniest October for forty years with temperatures above the 1921 -1950 average.It was followed by a coolish November with some heavy snow in Scotland and then a cold December and we all know what happened after Xmas! Not sure about the cold winter forecast-one was predicted last year but got stuck on the continent.

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    Daisy Roots

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Using records for Norwich from 1996, the last warmest Halloween was in 2011 when it got to 16c.

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    mrfill

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • You never get the full facts. When was the last warmest Halloween they never tell us.

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    Johnny Norfolk

    Friday, October 31, 2014

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