Why does it seem to stay dark in the mornings rather than getting lighter after the winter soltice?

I noticed this especially this year. Once the shortest day has been you do slowly notice the day light staying a little bit longer each day in the afternoons. However daybreak seemed to get slightly later in the mornings for about a week before it started to get lighter in the mornings as well. Any ideas? I live in... show more I noticed this especially this year. Once the shortest day has been you do slowly notice the day light staying a little bit longer each day in the afternoons. However daybreak seemed to get slightly later in the mornings for about a week before it started to get lighter in the mornings as well. Any ideas? I live in Aberdeenshire by the way.
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