In Pictures: What a difference a year makes as Britain basks in warm weather
As families frolic on the beach and sunbathers soak up the rays, it is an unusual scene for a British winter’s day.
And as temperatures topped 20C on Monday – making it the warmest winter day since records began – it was a far cry from this time last year when the Beast from the East brought cold weather and heavy snowfall.
Photos captured across Britain this week tell a very different story from the same week last year.
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