Coldest night in 25 YEARS as temperatures tumble to minus 22.9 C


Britain suffered its coldest night for more than two decades as temperatures plunged as low as -22.9 C overnight.

The mercury dropped to minus 22.9 C (minus 9.2 F) in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the coldest temperature level taped in the UK considering that 1995, the Met Workplace said.

Spread snow showers and some sunshine is forecast for large swathes of the UK over the remainder of the day throughout today.

Yellow weather condition cautions for locations where wintry weather could trigger travel interruption have been issued for the early morning, covering the eastern half of Scotland and England, Devon, and south-west Wales.

The water functions and statues at London’s Trafalgar Square are frozen over today following last night’s significant temperature level drop

The mercury dropped to minus 22.9 C (minus 9.2 F) in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the coldest temperature recorded in the UK considering that 1995

Hardy swimmers were out in force at the Serpentine in London this morning, in spite of the chill

After Storm Darcy snow come the big freeze – which has brought spectacular ice structures to the Derbyshire Peak District

A stricken lorry driver lost control on the A299 Thanet Way in Kent yesterday night

An early morning paper delivery through the snow in Kirkliston, West Lothian today

Frost can be seen over the River Thames at Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire today

Commuters finished up against the biting cold in London Bridge as they headed to work today

A guy clears snow from his cars and truck after an overnight deposit of fresh snow in the town of Gravesend in Kent

Thermometers last night dipped to -21.9 C at Braemar in Aberdeenshire, the coldest in the UK considering that December 2010, when minus 21.3 C (minus 6.3 F) was recorded in Altnaharra in the Highlands

Heavy snow in Gravesend, Kent overnight. As the snow clears towards the east through the morning, it could become ‘quite enjoyable outside with the sunshine, although still ice-cold’ in western areas, according to the Met Workplace

The water fountains at Trafalgar Square remain frozen over, as Londoners woke up to a brilliant and bright, if cold, begin today

Weather condition warnings released for snow and ice The Met Office has issued a variety of yellow weather condition warnings for snow and ice, till lunchtime tomorrow, across; Central, Tayside & Fife Grampian Highlands & Eilean Siar North East England Orkney & Shetland SW Scotland, Lothian Borders Yorkshire & Humber South West England Wales Ad

As the snow clears towards the east through the early morning, it could become ‘rather enjoyable outside with the sunlight, although still bitterly cold’ in western areas, according to Met Workplace meteorologist Clare Nasir.

The most recent plunge in temperature levels follows Tuesday night, when minus 17.1 C (1.2 F) was recorded in the Scottish Highlands.

That marked the coldest temperature recorded in the UK given that January 2010, when the mercury dropped to minus 22.3 C (minus 8.1 F) at Altnaharra in the Highlands.

At Kinbrace in Scotland, the temperature level was up to -21.2 C overnight.

Cities such as Manchester and Carlisle might drop to minus 4C (24.8 F) on Thursday, and York is expected to have lows of minus 6C (21.2 F).

9 flood cautions, where flooding is likely, and 88 flood informs, suggesting that flooding is possible, have likewise been released for places throughout England by the Environment Firm, however none remained in location for the other UK countries on Wednesday night.

The projection prompted reactions from regional councils in England, with citizens alerted to take ‘extra care’ while the cold wave lasts.

Ms Nasir said that on Friday and over the weekend the weather is anticipated to turn ‘rather hazardous’ as ‘an area of cloud and rain’ coupled with exceptionally cold air brings more danger of snow, and ‘possibly even of freezing rain’.

The Centrepoint charity for homeless youth has prompted people to call them or Streetlink on 0300 500 0914 if they see people living out in the cold.

Charities have likewise encouraged offering anybody sleeping rough a hot beverage, meal, blankets or clothing.

The NHS said that in spite of difficult conditions numerous vaccination centres had actually remained open, and any missed out on appointments would be rescheduled.

Numerous councils in England, consisting of Rugby District Council and Southwark Council, in London, were forced to briefly suspend waste collection services due to the weather.

Thurrock Council, in Essex, said more than 100 workers, primarily from street cleaning and waste collection groups, were diverted from routine responsibilities to help clear snow from walkways and routes to medical centres.

Horses stand in a frozen field near to Dogmersfield in Hampshire as the cold wave continues to grip the nation

The Met Office gave updates as the temperatures got chillier over night in Scotland – with more snow en route today

Terrific first house with room to extend however it’s showing signs of moist: Estate agents put igloo on the marketplace for ₤ 250,000 – and have 5 seeing requests This cold one bed room home in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex was sold by local estate representatives Palmer & Partners A handcrafted igloo has been put up ‘for sale’ by estate representatives – for an ice cool ₤ 250,000. The chilly one bedroom home in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex was sold by local estate agents Palmer & Partners as a joke on Tuesday night. The 6ft removed snow sculpture was built by bricklayer Robert East, 30, who built the chalet so his children Freya, nine, Henry, seven, and Harry, 2, had a base while using Rush Green field- a local playing field. Robert spent 5 hours laboriously building mega concrete block options by filling a recycling box with snow. He included a roof by putting a fence panel on top and covering it with the white things. He stated: ‘I’m a bricklayer by trade. And I take excellent pride in what I do. We don’t typically get snow around here so I thought I ‘d take advantage of it. ‘The kids were sledging around as I was constructing it. The whole thing took the best part of five hours however it was worth it to see the smiles on their faces. They definitely liked it and were playing in it while laughing loads. ‘I’ve heard lots of other kids have actually been enjoying it given that too. My mate stated he wanted to utilize it on the estate representatives’ social networks for a bit of enjoyable and I stated obviously if it’s going to make people smile. But I hope I get commission if it sells.’ The single floor offering, marketed as an excellent very first house with room to extend, even includes an en-suite restroom. The description of the property on imaginary North Pole Road reads: ‘Fast! This won’t be for sale long. A terrific chance to buy this fantastic igloo built by a regional household. ‘This property is revealing indications of damp so any prospective purchaser should have a survey before consenting to purchase. Watching is offered now and we have secrets to view.’ Brady Rackham, 32, a partner at Palmers and Partners estate representatives, was instantly bombarded with viewing demands. The listing went up on Tuesday night and five individuals had actually already requested to ‘see’ it by the early morning. Mr Rackham said: ‘It was only a little a joke so we’re keeping it up on our site for now. The response has actually been so amusing. I didn’t think we ‘d in fact get any interest in it. ‘We thought we ‘d have a little fun with it by stating it will not be around for long prior to it melts and people seem to have actually hurried to enquire. The assessment of ₤ 250,000 is about right for a one bed in Clacton so it won’t be long prior to it sells.’ Ad

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