Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

What a Bounty - and It Is November!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

What a Bounty - and It Is November!

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Byline: Kerry Wood Reporter kerry.wood@trinitymirror.com

THE sun might be disappearing quickly as the nights draw in, but the unusually warm autumn is seeing gardens still brimming with flowers and fruit.

As temperatures start to finally drop and winter approaches, the remnants of summer can still be found in our gardens and parks.

In streets in Gosforth, Newcastle, giant sunflowers still clinging to the last of the sunny days can be found as the daily morning frosts are yet to set in.

And branches of apple trees across the city still bend with the weight of apples yet to fall.

Experts at the Met Office claim October was one of the warmest on record since 1910 with the average temperature in the UK of 11.2 degrees.

The late summers in recent years have meant five of the 10 warmest Octobers recorded have occurred since 2000.

By the end of the last month, weather experts said there had been a series of mild nights with most weather stations south of Scotland yet to report an air frost. …

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