The lack of any notable frost and cold snaps
has seen fruit grow past its usual date, with Anna Latham, 19, picking the last few raspberries yesterday as the temperature was around 11AC.
But he stressed he wasn't ruling out the possibility of the extremely cold snap
heading to Wales in the long term.
The cold snap
follows record high temperatures for January in many parts of the country.
Met Eireann confirmed it will get much colder but could not predict how long the cold snap
But Hefin Lloyd Jones, A55 route manager for the North Wales Trunk Road Agency, said the entire length of the A55 had been gritted morning and night for the last week and this would continue while the cold snap
The current cold snap
is "saving the worst to last", according to forecasters, as a number of places yesterday recorded some of the coldest daytime temperatures for several years.
The nation has been in the grip of a cold snap
since the weekend, with temperatures dipping well below freezing overnight in many areas.
The sudden cold snap
arrived yesterday with sleet and hail, when wind direction changed from the warmer south west to a cold north wind from the icy North Atlantic.
Armies of gritters have been spreading thousands of tonnes of salt on the region's roads since the cold snap
began on Tuesday.
Snow and sleet are forecast for all parts of the country from Thursday as temperatures take a tumble in a new cold snap
In the West Midlands it is estimated that in the week December 15 to 22, 272 people will die as a result of the cold snap
By DEMELZA de BURCA CHARITIES urged people to take care of the elderly yesterday as we prepare for a severe cold snap