Norfolk is to see much warmer weather this week as a mild weather front hits the region.

The county is set to reach highs of 10C this weekend as a strong south-westerly wind brings warmer air from the Atlantic.

Norfolk's climate is set to match that of Italy and Spain this weekend with similar forecasted temperatures.

This marks a period of much higher than average temperatures for this time of year with the Norfolk December average around 7C. 

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A Met Office Spokesman said: "Norfolk is to welcome higher than average temperatures this week after the cold snap that hit the county last week."

He added: "This brings on a period of unsettled weather until the middle of December".

The weather is expected to settle towards the end of the month with temperatures and conditions returning to the monthly average with colder frost and fog.