Broughton was the hottest place in the whole of the UK yesterday (December 7).
Temperatures peaked at 17°C at Hawarden Airport, at the Broughton Airbus plant, just before 2pm – more than double the average for this time of year.
It was the hottest area in the country ahead of Achnagart in Scotland which saw highs of 16.3°C.
The Chester area is also enjoying unusually hot weather today, with highs of 13°C forecast for Hawarden today.
And it looks like the warm spell is set to last well into the weekend.
A Met Office spokeswoman said: “Hawarden recorded the highest temperature in the UK yesterday. The weather station at Hawarden Airport measured 17°C at 1.57pm.
“The next highest in the country was at Achnagart in Scotland which reached 16.3°C.
“Today will remain warm and a temperature of 13.6°C has been recorded in Hawarden at 11am.
“We’re expecting it will reach 14°C at most in Hawarden today which is still well above average.”
She added: “It will remain warm well into the weekend with figures expected to stay in double digits for the next few days.”
Met Office officials say the unseasonably warm temperatures are due a phenomena called the Foehn effect, involving gusty warm downslope winds.