What planet is Simon King on?
Do any of the other weather presenters ever look at the latest weather observation across the UK before going on air? If he had looked he might have noticed that the temperature were still -5°C at 11 UTC in Altnaharra, and -3°C at Lossiemouth in shallow mist, or that the AWS at Aboyne was reporting freezing rain (with no yellow warning for ice in site from the met Office). It may be nice and green in that park down in Cheshire, but its white over here with frost and has been for the last couple of days. It may well reach 8 or 9°C in “northern parts”, and that will no doubt be the case in Stornoway, but not here in the northeast.