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UK hit with coldest temperatures in 25-years as mercury hits -22.9C

by LLB Reporter
11th Feb 21 10:23 am

The UK was hit with an “extreme freeze” overnight as temperatures plunged to -22.9C, the coldest in 25-years.

Braemar, Aberdeenshire saw the mercury plummet to -22.9C, which is the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995.

Met Desk said on Twitter, “Absolutely exceptional temperatures across Scotland this morning.

“Braemar in Aberdeenshire plunged to -21.9C beneath around 70cm of lying snow, making it the coldest February morning in over 30 years.

“And Braemar kept on falling, hitting -22.9C, so the lowest UK temperature since late December 1995.”

The Met Office has said that snow showers and sunshine is forecast for large parts of the UK on Thursday with sub zero temperatures across the country.

Yellow weather warnings are in place for Scotland and England, Devon and south wets Wales where wintry weather could cause travel disruption.

Manchester and Carlisle could see the mercury fall to -4C, with York expected to see lows of -6C on Thursday.

BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor said, “Temperatures are just above freezing and it is going to feel cold in that particular wind in the west.

“There will be more cloud tonight in western areas and Northern Ireland could see some snow into tonight and tomorrow morning.

“Snow showers return to the likes of Aberdeenshire, Angus and Fife.

“Temperatures will be down to -10 in some spots, particularly in parts of north-west Scotland.”

“As we go into tomorrow snow showers will return to those areas that have been hit by the snow of late.”

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