The coldest winter for 50 years followed by the driest ever March and then the warmest ever April are strong indicators that it's not just the weather but the very climate which is changing. I've lived near to a specimen of Hawthorn tree for over 30 years and its the first time I've ever seen one flower in April, invariably it flowers later in May.
While cucumber and strawberry growers are reporting an early bumper crop due to the warm weather, by far the most concerning weather feature at present is the fact that here in the East of England it has not rained for almost 3 months now. Without water life on Earth is unsustainable. The present day weather extremes here and throughout the world are ominous indicators of changes in climate.