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With Daffodils In Bloom It Looks Like Christmas Has Gone And Easter Is Coming!

Published on: 9 Dec, 2015
Updated on: 9 Dec, 2015

Looking at these lovely daffodils now in flower beside the River Wey at Millmead, you could be forgiven for thinking that that spring is here, Easter is approaching, and Christmas is just a memory.

Daffodils in bloom in Guildford on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

Daffodils in bloom in Guildford on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

But no, check the calendar on your kitchen wall, office desk, or mobile device, it really still is December, and this picture was taken yesterday, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

The mild weather we have been experiencing, with hardly a night-time frost, during November and into December, has meant that spring has sprung for some aspects of nature.

Are these an early flowering variety of daffodils that have just come out that little bit sooner this year – as they can be found in and around Guildford with the Nightingale Road entrance to Stoke Park being one location?

Or perhaps nature has really excelled itself and they are the same variety that can usually be found in this spot and were photographed by The Guildford Dragon NEWS in February 2014 when the river was in flood?

Have you seen any similar wonders of nature lately? If, so you may like to email some pictures to:

As for the weather we can expect during the rest of December, the Met Office is today reporting:  “A band of rain is likely to move north through Sunday giving a rather mild day, although there is some uncertainty as to timing of the rain at this stage.

“This is likely to be followed by colder, showery conditions into the start of the week with a generally drier and quieter spell possible for Tuesday.

“Thereafter, a generally unsettled pattern is expected to continue with showers or longer spells of rain and it will be windy with gales possible at times. Northwestern areas are likely to see the wettest conditions, whilst eastern areas should enjoy occasional drier periods. It will be colder in clearer, showery spells, with the showers falling as snow over some northern hills. Temperatures generally close to average, although some frosty nights are possible.

“As we move into the final third of December there is significant uncertainty in the forecast, although a continuation of changeable, unsettled conditions is most probable. This would indicate spells of rain with strong winds at times and also colder showery periods, with a risk of snow at times, especially on hills in the north.

“Overall temperatures are likely to be around average or mild, although there are still likely to be large variations with colder spells giving a risk of overnight frosts.”

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Responses to With Daffodils In Bloom It Looks Like Christmas Has Gone And Easter Is Coming!

  1. Sue Fox Reply

    December 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Not to mention pink blossom on trees on Stoke Road.

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