Angie, the weather has been strange in west Wales too. Today the wind has died down, but it's been gloomy all day. Yet it hasn't rained all that much. The surprising part was that I was out walking without hat or gloves and with my jacket partly open because it was so mild.

Northern England has however been hit by horrible storms. Yorkshire and Lancashire have been the worst in the latest bout. Many people have been evacuated and pictures today shows water nearly waist-high in the city center of York.