December 2010 likely to be coldest in UK series

30 12 2010

As December draws to a close, early provisional figures from the Met Office suggest that this December is very likely to be the coldest across the UK since the national series began in 1910.

This December the average temperature for the UK has been -1.5 deg C, 5.7 deg C below the long-term average of 4.2 deg C.

The current coldest December was in 1981, with a mean temperature of 0.1 deg C.

This December has seen some exceptionally cold and snowy weather across much of the country, with temperatures quite regularly falling to between -10 and -20 deg C overnight, and many places seeing temperatures struggling to get above freezing by day.

Although it has been very cold and snowy it has been relatively sunny and dry.

Sunshine hours were above normal, recording 53 hours, making it the 3rd sunniest in the series that goes back to 1929.

Precipitation (rain and snow) was well below average, recording only 45.1mm, only one-third of what is normally seen in December. This makes it the 3rd driest December in the series that goes back to 1910.

EARLY Mean temperature Sunshine duration Precipitation  
Provisional  1-28 Dec-2010 Actual Difference from normal (71-00) Actual Difference from normal (71-00) Actual Difference from normal (71-00)  
 
  deg C deg C hours % mm %  
UK -1.5 -5.7 53.0 138 45.1 36  
England -1.0 -5.7 52.8 118 32.8 36  
Wales -1.0 -5.9 59.8 155 49.2 28  
Scotland -2.5 -5.6 47.1 163 60.8 36  
N Ireland -1.5 -6.2 77.6 229 64.3 54  
                 

Looking at the year 2010 as a whole, the UK saw a mean temperature of 7.9 deg C, making it provisionally the 11th coldest year in the series back to 1910. Sunshine and rainfall were close to the long-term average, making 2010 provisionally the 10th driest and the 9th sunniest in the series.

EARLY Mean temperature Sunshine duration Precipitation  
Provisional  1 Jan – 28 Dec

Ann – 2010

Actual Difference from normal (71-00) Actual Difference from normal (71-00) Actual Difference from normal (7100)  
 
  deg C deg C hours % mm %  
UK 7.9 -0.7 1476.8 109 937.9 83  
England 8.7 -0.6 1578.9 108 720.2 86  
Wales 8.1 -0.8 1611.1 116 1114.4 78  
Scotland 6.5 -0.7 1276.2 107 1231.5 81  
N Ireland 7.9 -0.8 1441.9 116 1045.3 94  

The full provisional figures for December 2010 will be available in early January. Although it may be a little less cold than the -1.5 deg C recorded here up to the 28th, it is very likely that it will become the coldest December in the UK temperature series which dates back to 1910. Annual figures for 2010 will also be confirmed in January.
Notes:

UK stats for December

  • Previous coldest December was in 1981 with a mean temperature of 0.1 deg C.
  • The driest is 1933 with 32.4mm
  • The sunniest is 2001: 64.3 hours

UK stats for the Year

  • The coldest is 1919 with a mean temperature of 7.5 deg C
  • The driest is 1933 with 835.4mm
  • The sunniest is 2003 with 1586.8 hours




Settled weather but rather cloudy

28 12 2010

Across the UK, weather conditions are expected to be fairly quiet as 2010 draws to a close, with generally light winds and mist and fog likely in some places. Daytime temperatures are predicted to be in the range of 4 – 8 Celsius. Where cloud breaks occur at night, temperatures could fall low enough for a touch of frost, with ice on untreated surfaces. The relatively higher temperatures mean that lying snow will continue to thaw.





Turning less cold

27 12 2010

A spell of rain, sleet and snow is expected spread from the south west later on Monday and through Tuesday before less cold conditions in many western UK regions of the uk, gradually move further east and north. The lift in temperatures will see much of the snow turn to rain as it clears away and allow a thaw of any lying snow from late Tuesday in most places.

Met Office forecasters said: “The change to less cold weather could bring some snow to some northern and eastern parts of the UK, with a respite from the severe wintry conditions that many parts of the country have endured so far this month.”

Met Office forecasters added: “The arrival of less cold Atlantic air will see temperatures in some western places reach as high as 10 Celsius on Tuesday, although elsewhere, temperatures will be in the range of between 1 and 4 Celsius by day. Overnight into Wednesday largely frost-free conditions will aid the continued slow thaw of any lying.”

However, most places will see a rather cold weather by the end of the week, with the risk of slight frosts at night – although nothing as severe as the very low temperatures recorded at the beginning of the festive season.





Heavy snow before less cold air arrives

26 12 2010

Widespread ice is once again expected across many parts of the UK this evening and overnight, although the very cold weather  is expected to ease over the next few days. Less cold Atlantic air is predicted to move across the UK but as this happens, rain will turn to sleet or snow for a time, with some heavy falls possible on Monday and Tuesday.

Met Office forecasters said: “Less cold conditions by Wednesday will see snow cover thawing. However, it is expected to turn colder but mainly dry again later in the week, although not as cold as the severe weather experienced recently.”

Meanwhile, it was another very cold night across many parts of the UK last night. The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at a selection of Met Office observing sites last night recorded at 9am this morning.

Location Minimum Temperature ( C )
KATESBRIDGE CDL -16.9
Llysdinam -16.2
KINBRACE CDL -14.7
PERSHORE COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE CDL -13.6
EXETER CDL -13.4
Newport -13.3
Derrylin Cornahoule -13.1
Tredegar Bryn Bach Park No 2 -11.1
Westonbirt -10.7
Winchcombe Sudeley Castle -10.6
Astwood Bank -10.3
FYVIE CASTLE CDL -10.3
Ballywatticock -10.3
WOBURN CDL -10.2
THREAVE CDL -9.8
WINTERBOURNE CDL -9.5
DALWHINNIE CDL -9.4
SUTTON BONINGTON CDL -9.4
Cardiff Bute Park -9.4
Coton-in-the-Elms -9.3
Levens Hall -3.2
Bridgefoot -9
Otterbourne Water Works -8.9
Myerscough -8.9
TYNDRUM CDL -8.8
Preston -5.3
COVENTRY COUNDON CDL -8.6
Alice Holt Lodge -8.5
Newton Rigg -8.5
Market Bosworth -8.4
KEELE CDL -8.4
CASSLEY CDL -8.3
NORTH WYKE -8.2
ROCHDALE CDL -8
Cavendish -7.9
EAST OKEMENT FARM CDL -7.9
Drumnadrochit -7.8
BRAEMAR NO 2 CDL -7.7
Cambridge -7.3
Santon Downham, Suffolk -7.2
KEW GARDENS CDL -6.9
Houghton Hall -6.9
Ravensworth -6.9
Murlough -6.6
MANCHESTER HULME LIBRARAY CDL -6.4
MONKS WOOD CDL -6.2
EAST MALLING CDL -6.1
Bainbridge -5.9
Writtle -5.9
Cluanie Inn No 3 -5.9
NORWICH AIRPORT -5.8
HEATHROW AIRPORT CDL -5.7
Normanby Hall -5.7
STONYHURST CDL -5.6
BRAMHAM CDL -5.6
WISLEY -5.6
Altnahinch Filters -5.6
Hampstead -5.5
ROTHAMSTEAD NO 2 CDL -5.2
Porthmadog -5.2
Brooms Barn -5
Source: Met Office

 

Location Minimum Temperatures (C)
SHOBDON ESAWS -16.9
Exeter Airport -16.5
PERSHORE ESAWS -16.2
HEREFORD/CREDENHILL -16
CASEMENT AERODROME -15.6
Ballyhaise -15.2
SHAWBURY (SAMOS) -15.1
CLAREMORRIS -15
CASTLEDERG -14.6
MULLINGAR -14
GURTEEN -13.4
SENNYBRIDGE (SAMOS) -13.3
YEOVILTON SAMOS -13.2
ALTNAHARRA NUMBER 2 -12.8
ALDERGROVE -12.3
Oak Park -12.3
BENSON -11.8
HAWARDEN ESAWS -11.4
DUBLIN AIRPORT -11.4
SHANNON AIRPORT -11.4
TOPCLIFFE -11.3
LARKHILL (SAMOS) -11.3
WEST FREUGH ESAWS -10.6
FINNER -10.6
BRISTOL/FILTON -10.5
BOURNEMOUTH/HURN AIRPORT -10.4
TRAWSCOED ESAWS -10.3
LOSSIEMOUTH SAMOS -10.3
WOODFORD -10.3
CHURCH LAWFORD ESAWS -10.2
BOSCOMBE DOWN SAMOS -10.1
PEMBREY SANDS SAMOS -10
DISHFORTH AIRFIELD -10
ST ANGELO -9.8
BRIZE NORTON -9.7
LINTON-ON-OUSE (SAMOS) -9.7
LEEMING -9.7
COLESHILL -9.6
NORTHOLT (SAMOS) -9.6
Mona -9.5
CAPEL CURIG ESAWS -9
CROSBY -8.9
ST. ATHAN -8.8
DUNKESWELL AERODROME -8.8
MIDDLE WALLOP (SAMOS) -8.8
KINLOSS -8.7
BLACKPOOL SQUIRES GATE -8.6
BEDFORD ESAWS -8.6
SOUTH FARNBOROUGH ESAWS -8.5
CHIVENOR -8.5
LOCH GLASCARNOCH -8.4
SHAP FELL ESAWS -8.3
CHARLWOOD -8.3
STRATHALLAN AIRFIELD -8.2
TAIN RANGE -8.1
CARLISLE ESAWS -8
CAIRNGORM SIESAWS -8
COTTESMORE (SAMOS) -8
LYNEHAM -7.9
WATTISHAM -7.7
REDESDALE CAMP -7.6
MARHAM (SAMOS) -7.6
TULLOCH BRIDGE -7.5
PORTGLENONE -7.3
ABERDEEN/DYCE AIRPORT -7.3
WITTERING (SAMOS) -7.2
ANDREWSFIELD -7.1
CHURCH FENTON -7.1
SHOREHAM AIRPORT -6.9
ESKDALEMUIR -6.8
SCAMPTON -6.5
CONINGSBY (SAMOS) -6.3
KESWICK ESAWS -6.3
BALLYKELLY -6.3
LITTLE RISSINGTON -6.3
NOTTINGHAM/WATNALL -6.2
LONDON/HEATHROW AIRPORT -6.2
HOLBEACH ESAWS -6
CONNAUGHT AIRPORT -5.9
LISCOMBE ESAWS -5.7
LOUGH FEA SAMOS -5.6
VALENTIA OBSERVATORY -5.6
AVIEMORE -5.5
LERWICK -5.5
EDINBURGH/GOGARBANK -5.5
GLASGOW/BISHOPTON -5.5
RHYL ESAWS -5.4
KENLEY (ESAWS) -5.4
WAINFLEET SAMOS -5.3
HERSTMONCEUX -5.3
WARCOP RANGE ESAWS -5.2
LAKE VYRNWY ESAWS -5.2
SOLENT MRSC SAMOS -5.1
LEUCHARS -5.1
CORK AIRPORT -5.1
FYLINGDALES CODET2 -5
WICK -5
Source: Met Office

 






A very cold Christmas

25 12 2010

The very low overnight temperatures have continued across much of the UK, with minimum values well below freezing on Christmas morning. Temperatures have generally fallen to the range of -5C to -15C. The lowest temperature overnight was Altnaharra in the Highlands with -18.2 C, followed by Castlederg in County Tyrone with -17.1 C.

Elsewhere, Pershore in Worcestershire fell to -16.8 C and Sennybridge in Powys dropped to -13.4 C.

Merry Christmas from us all at the Met Office.





Another very cold night in many areas

24 12 2010

It was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -17.4C at Castlederg in County Tyrone.

The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at a selection of Met Office observing sites last night and snow depths recorded at 9am this morning.

Location Minimum temperature (°C)
CASTLEDERG -17.4
KATESBRIDGE -15.6
Derrylin Cornahoule -14.5
ST ANGELO -14.3
TYNDRUM -14.1
PORTGLENONE -13.4
Bridgefoot -13.2
BALLYKELLY -13.1
MACHRIHANISH -12.9
TULLOCH BRIDGE -12.8
SHAP FELL -12.8
ESKDALEMUIR -12.6
Cluanie Inn -12.1
Newton Rigg -12
TRAWSGOED -11.7
ALDERGROVE -11.7
CARLISLE -11.6
WOODFORD -11.6
Myerscough -11.6
WEST FREUGH -11.5
Drumnadrochit -11.3
LOCH GLASCARNOCH -11
PRESTWICK RNAS -11
KESWICK -10.9
DRUMALBIN -10.8
LOUGH FEA -10.8
STRATHALLAN AIRFIELD -10.7
SENNYBRIDGE -10.7
Carterhouse -10.6
DALWHINNIE -10.6
Newport -10.4
AUCHINCRUIVE -10.3
Llysdinam -10
WARCOP RANGE -9.9
ALTNAHARRA -9.9
EDINBURGH/GOGARBANK -9.8
CASSLEY -9.7
LEEMING -9.5
PERSHORE -9.2
Altnahinch Filters -9.1
THREAVE -9
SPADEADAM -8.7
HAWARDEN -8.6
PEMBREY SANDS -8.6
STONYHURST -8.5
AVIEMORE -8.4
CAIRNGORM -8.4
ISLAY/POST ELLEN -8
CROSBY -7.9
Winchcombe Sudeley Castle -7.9
DUNSTAFFNAGE -7.9
EAST OKEMENT FARM -7.8
HEREFORD/CREDENHILL -7.7
WALNEY ISLAND -7.5
Blencathra -7.4
Exeter Airport -7.2
REDESDALE CAMP -7.2
GREAT DUN FELL -7.2
Porthmadog -7.2
Murlough -7.1
GLASGOW/BISHOPTON -7
SHAWBURY -7
Ballywatticock -7
KINLOCHEWE -6.9
SKYE/LUSA -6.7
WICK -6.7
DISHFORTH AIRFIELD -6.7
LEUCHARS -6.5
ALBERMARLE -6.4
ROCHDALE -6.3
CAIRNWELL -6.2
KILLOWEN -6.2
Bainbridge -6.2
SALSBURGH -6.2
Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens -6.1
GLENANNE -6
SHOBDON -5.9
Coton-in-the-Elms -5.9
RHYL -5.8
MANCHESTER  HULME LIBRARY -5.7
KINBRACE -5.6
Leek -5.5
Levens Hall; Kendall -5.5
BALLYPATRICK FOREST -5.4
COLESHILL -5.4
SOUTH UIST RANGE -5.4
PERSHORE COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE -5.4
DUNDRENNAN -5.2
LISCOMBE -5.1
VALLEY -5.1
Bradford -5.1
ST BEES HEAD -5
YEOVILTON -5
KEELE -5
Source: Met Office  

 





Christmas weather

23 12 2010

Very cold but mainly weather is expected during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with the chance of scattered snow showers along some eastern coasts.

Met Office forecasters said: “Many places will be dry but with daytime temperatures remaining below freezing during the day and very low overnight”.

Met Office forecasters continued: “For most places, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will have a respite from the snow but there will some severe frosts and freezing fog patches at night. So, while there will still be snow lying on Christmas Day the day itself is expected to be dry and fine in most parts of the UK. At this stage, only the places that might see snow showers on Christmas Day are some eastern coasts of England and Scotland. The cold weather is expected to last into Boxing Day too”.

Below is a media forecast for use in print publications. All temperatures are in degrees Celsius and represent those likely to be seen in urban areas. Rural areas are likely to be significantly colder at night. For the latest weather forecasts and warnings you should refer to the Met Office website where regional and location based forecasts are available for the next 5 days.

  Southern England Northern England Scotland
Christmas Eve Bright. Very cold. Possible snow/ showers on east coast

Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright and very cold. Possible snow showers on east coast

Max: Zero
Min:  minus 10

Bright and very cold. A few coastal snow showers.

Max: Zero
Min:  minus 10

Christmas Day Dry and bright but risk of snow showers on east coast. Very cold

Max:  minus 2
Min:  minus 8

Dry and bright but very cold

Max: minus 3
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright and very cold.

Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 10

Boxing Day Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west. Very cold.

Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west. Very cold.

Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright at first sleet or snow late. Very cold.

Max: Zero
Min: minus 6

Christmas Monday Mainly dry risk of sleet or snow, perhaps drier in east

Max: 2

Min: minus 5

Mainly dry and bright but very cold.

Max: Zero

Min: minus 4

Mainly dry and bright but chance of snow in the west.

Max: 2

Min minus 5

 

Christmas Tuesday Rather cloudy, wintry mix of rain, sleet or snow.

Max: 4

Min: minus 2

Rather cloudy with wintry showers.

Max: 3

Min: minus 2

Chance of wintry showers.

Max: 3

Min: minus 1

Source: Met Office      

 





Freezing conditions continue

23 12 2010

It was another very cold night across many regions of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -18.6 C at Castlederg in County Tyrone. This provisional temperature is the lowest recorded in Northern Ireland and beats the record set just a few days ago.

The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at a selection of Met Office observing sites last night and snow depths recorded at 9am this morning.

Location Minimum Temperature (°C)
CASTLEDERG -18.6
ALTNAHARRA NO 2 -18.5
BRAEMAR NO 2 -17.3
EDENFEL -16.4
TULLOCH BRIDGE -16.4
CLUANIE INN NO 3 -16.1
TYNDRUM NO 3 -16
DALWHINNIE NO 2 -15.5
STRATHALLAN AIRFIELD -15
ST ANGELO -14.5
KATESBRIDGE -14.2
LOCH GLASCARNOCH -13.8
KINBRACE, HATCHERY -13.3
BALLYKELLY -13.3
DRUMNADROCHIT -13.1
CASSLEY -13
LOUGH NAVAR FOREST -12.8
NEWPORT (SHROPSHIRE) -12
TRAWSGOED -11.8
ALDERGROVE -11.7
WOODFORD -11.6
MUGDOCK PARK -11.5
KINLOCHEWE -11
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND -10.8
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON -10.8
PRESTWICK, GANNET -10.7
AVIEMORE -10.5
PRESTON, MOOR PARK -10.4
MACHRIHANISH -10.4
CROSBY -10.4
PAISLEY -10.3
VELINDRE -10.2
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK -10.2
MYERSCOUGH -10.1
DRUMBURGH -10.1
TAIN RANGE -10
BENSON -9.9
SAUGHALL -9.9
AUCHINCRUIVE -9.8
PERSHORE -9.7
LOCHGILPHEAD -9.6
PORTGLENONE -9.4
LOUGH FEA -9.2
DERRYLIN, CORNAHOULE -9.1
RAVENSWORTH -9
ISLAY: PORT ELLEN -9
LEUCHARS -8.9
CARLISLE -8.9
MONA -8.7
LENTRAN -8.6
ALTNAHINCH FILTERS -8.6
KINLOSS -8.5
DRUMALBIN -8.2
NEWTON RIGG -8
ST CLEARS, SALEM ROAD -8
FYVIE CASTLE -7.9
LEEMING -7.9
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY -7.9
LEVENS HALL -7.8
CROMBIE COUNTRY PARK -7.7
SHAP -7.7
SHAWBURY -7.5
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 -7.5
LOSSIEMOUTH -7.4
THREAVE -7.3
PORTHMADOG -7.3
SKYE: LUSA -7.3
COTON-IN-THE-ELMS -7.2
DUNSTAFFNAGE -7.2
LINTON ON OUSE -7.1
RHYL NO 2 -7
WICK AIRPORT -6.7
CARTERHOUSE -6.5
PEMBREY SANDS -6.5
SOUTH UIST RANGE -6.5
PERSHORE COLLEGE -6.4
KILLOWEN -6.4
BRIDGEFOOT -6.4
VALLEY -6.2
REDESDALE CAMP -6
LLYSDINAM -5.8
STORNOWAY AIRPORT -5.7
CHURCH FENTON -5.7
GLENANNE NO 2 -5.7
BANAGHER, CAUGH HILL -5.6
WINTERBOURNE, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM -5.4
STONYHURST -5.4
BINGLEY, NO 2 -5.3
DISHFORTH AIRFIELD -5.2
HAWARDEN AIRPORT -5.2
HARRIS: QUIDNISH -5.1
EDGBASTON -5.1
DUNDRENNAN -5.1
TOPCLIFFE -5
BALLYWATTICOCK -5
STORMONT CASTLE -5

Source: Met Office


Location Snow depth (cm)
NUNRAW ABBEY 40
CROMBIE COUNTRY PARK 26
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND 18
DUNKESWELL AERODROME 17
KINLOSS 16
LERWICK 15
KIRKWALL 15
DYCE 15
LOSSIEMOUTH 14
ROSEHEARTY 13
REDESDALE CAMP 13
SENNYBRIDGE NO 2 12
WICK AIRPORT 12
VELINDRE 11
CASTLEDERG 11
LOFTUS 10
EDENFEL 10
BRIZE NORTON 10
BRIDLINGTON MRSC 9
LOUGH FEA 9
PENHOW 9
LOUGH NAVAR FOREST 9
ALDERGROVE 9
ESKDALEMUIR 8
HEREFORD, CREDENHILL 8
BOULMER 8
COTTESMORE 8
LEUCHARS 7
WITTERING 7
NORTHOLT 7
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK 7
ALBEMARLE 7
ANDREWSFIELD 7
BINGLEY, NO 2 6
BUNTINGFORD 6
FAIR ISLE 6
LARKHILL 6
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON 6
WHITBY 5
BENSON 5
RONALDSWAY 5
STORNOWAY AIRPORT 5
BOSCOMBE DOWN 5
CHARLWOOD 5
NOTTINGHAM, WATNALL 5
ST ATHAN 5
FILTON 5
WOODFORD 4
PORTPATRICK, SOUTH CLIFF 4
UPPER LAMBOURN 3
LYNEHAM 3
WATTISHAM 3
PRESTWICK, GANNET 3
SPADEADAM NO 2 3
CHURCH FENTON 3
MIDDLE WALLOP 3
YEOVILTON 3
LEEK, THORNCLIFFE 3
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY 3
SKYE: LUSA 2
COLESHILL 2
MUGDOCK PARK 2
ODIHAM 2
WADDINGTON 2
LINGWOOD, STRUMPSHAW HILL 2
PAISLEY 1
LOCHGILPHEAD 1
CRANWELL 1
MARHAM 1
HEATHROW 1
DRUMBURGH 1
HERSTMONCEUX, WEST END 1

Source: Met Office





Forecast for the run up to the Christmas weekend

22 12 2010

The very cold weather will continue for the rest of the week, with the risk of snow decreasing for much of the country.

Met Office forecasters said: “Many places will become drier through Thursday but there is a chance that there could be some snow in parts south east England and further north along the coasts of eastern England.”

Met Office forecasters continued:  “For most places in the run up to Christmas and on the big day itself, we will have a respite from the snow. However, there will some severe frosts and freezing fog patches at night. So, while there will still be snow lying on Christmas Day the day itself is expected to be dry and fine in most parts of the UK. At this stage, only the places that might see snow showers on Christmas Day are eastern parts of East Anglia and Kent”.

Below is a media forecast for use in print publications. All temperatures are in degrees Celsius and represent those likely to be seen in urban areas. Rural areas are likely to be significantly colder at night. For the latest weather forecasts and warnings you should refer to the Met Office website where regional and location based forecasts are available for the next 5 days.

  Southern England Northern England Scotland
Thursday Bright. Some snow showers in east. Windy and feeling very cold.
Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright spells, some snow showers in the east. Feeling very cold.
Max: 1
Min: minus  8

Sunny spells, a few snow showers in the east. Feeling very cold.
Max: Zero
Min: minus 8

Christmas Eve

Bright. Very cold. Possible snow/ showers in east and south east
Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright and very cold. Possible snow showers in east
Max: Zero
Min:  minus 1
Bright and very cold. A few coastal snow showers.
Max: Zero
Min:  minus 8
Christmas Day Dry and bright but risk of snow showers in east. Very cold
Max:  minus 2
Min:  minus 8
Dry and bright but very cold
Max: minus 3
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright and very cold.
Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 8

Boxing Day

Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west.
Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west.
Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright and very cold.

Max: Zero
Min: minus 6

Christmas Monday

Mainly dry risk of sleet or snow in west

Max: 2

Min: minus 5

Mainly dry and bright but very cold.

Max: Zero

Min: minus 8

Mainly dry and bright but chance of snow in the west.

Max: 2

Min: minus 5

Source: Met Office      

 





More very low temperatures and snow

22 12 2010

It was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -20.2 C at Altnaharra in the Highlands.

The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at a selection of Met Office observing sites last night and snow depths recorded at 9am this morning.

 

Location Minimum Temperature (°C)
ALTNAHARRA NO 2 -20.2
AVIEMORE -19.4
BRAEMAR NO 2 -18.5
FYVIE CASTLE -18.2
KINBRACE, HATCHERY -17.5
LOSSIEMOUTH -17.1
CLUANIE INN NO 3 -16.4
TULLOCH BRIDGE -16.4
EDENFEL -16.3
DALWHINNIE NO 2 -16.1
KINLOSS -16
LOCH GLASCARNOCH -15.7
CASTLEDERG -15.6
TAIN RANGE -15.6
DYCE -15.2
TYNDRUM NO 3 -15.1
CASSLEY -14.6
STRATHALLAN AIRFIELD -14.2
ST ANGELO -14.2
ALDERGROVE -13.9
KATESBRIDGE -13.8
DRUMNADROCHIT -13.5
KINROSS -12.9
BALLYKELLY -12.7
DRUMALBIN -12.3
PORTGLENONE -12
LOUGH FEA -12
LECONFIELD -11.3
WEST FREUGH -11.1
NORTH WYKE -11
CHURCH FENTON -10.9
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK -10.8
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND -10.8
DRUMBURGH -10.8
CHARTERHALL -10.7
DERRYLIN, CORNAHOULE -10.6
BRIDGEFOOT -10.6
CRAIBSTONE -10.5
MYLNEFIELD -10.3
THREAVE -10.3
GLENANNE NO 2 -10.2
LEUCHARS -10
ALSTON, SPRINGHOUSE PARK -10
NEWTON RIGG -9.9
LOCHGILPHEAD -9.9
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON -9.7
PRESTWICK, GANNET -9.7
KINLOCHEWE -9.7
OKEHAMPTON, EAST OKEMENT FARM -9.6
REDESDALE CAMP -9.5
LENTRAN -9.5
MYERSCOUGH -9.4
LINTON ON OUSE -9.4
CARLISLE -9.4
COPLEY -9.3
WICK AIRPORT -9.2
SHAP -9.2
SAUGHALL -9.2
PAISLEY -9.2
MACHRIHANISH -9.1
CROSBY -9.1
BAINBRIDGE -9
STORMONT CASTLE -8.8
DISHFORTH AIRFIELD -8.7
BALLYWATTICOCK -8.7
BINGLEY, NO 2 -8.7
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY -8.7
PEMBREY SANDS -8.7
BRADFORD -8.7
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 -8.7
AUCHINCRUIVE -8.7
BRAMHAM -8.6
BRAMPTON NO 3 -8.6
PRESTON, MOOR PARK -8.6
ESKDALEMUIR -8.5
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 -8.4
MURLOUGH -8.3
KILLOWEN -8.1
RYHILL -8.1
BLACKPOOL, SQUIRES GATE -8.1
KESWICK -8.1
VALLEY -8
CHIVENOR -8
NORMANBY HALL -8
MONA -7.9
EXETER AIRPORT -7.9
ALTNAHINCH FILTERS -7.6
SKYE: LUSA -7.5
GRINGLEY-ON-THE-HILL -7.3
LEEMING -7.3
STONYHURST -7.3
WARCOP RANGE -7.2
HUNTERSTON NO 3 -7
CAIRNGORM CHAIRLIFT -6.9
LISCOMBE -6.7
HIGH MOWTHORPE -6.6
BRIDLINGTON MRSC -6.6
TEIGNMOUTH -6.5
TRAWSGOED -6.5
SHEFFIELD -6.4
RHYL NO 2 -6.4
DUNDRENNAN -6.3
SPADEADAM NO 2 -6.2
BANAGHER, CAUGH HILL -6.1
LEVENS HALL -6.1
TOPCLIFFE -6.1
PLYMOUTH, MOUNTBATTEN -5.9
ALBEMARLE -5.9
CULDROSE -5.4
ISLAY: PORT ELLEN -5.3
SALSBURGH -5.3
HELENS BAY -5.1
ST ATHAN -5
LOFTUS -5

Source: Met Office

 

Location Snow depth (cm)
CAIRNGORM CHAIRLIFT 21
DUNKESWELL AERODROME 19
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND 16
KIRKWALL 15
LOSSIEMOUTH 14
KINROSS 14
KINLOSS 13
BRIZE NORTON 13
LERWICK 12
ROSEHEARTY 12
SENNYBRIDGE NO 2 12
WICK AIRPORT 12
DYCE 12
LOUGH FEA 10
EDENFEL 10
REDESDALE CAMP 9
HEREFORD, CREDENHILL 9
ALDERGROVE 9
NORTHOLT 8
SHAWBURY 8
COPLEY 8
ANDREWSFIELD 8
LARKHILL 7
LEUCHARS 7
MYLNEFIELD 7
COTTESMORE 7
BOSCOMBE DOWN 7
ESKDALEMUIR 7
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK 7
BINGLEY, NO 2 7
FAIR ISLE 6
RONALDSWAY 6
LOFTUS 6
WATTISHAM 6
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON 6
ST ATHAN 6
FAVERSHAM 6
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 6
BUNTINGFORD 6
CHARLWOOD 5
WITTERING 5
BENSON 5
FILTON 5
BOULMER 5
STORNOWAY AIRPORT 4
LYNEHAM 4
NOTTINGHAM, WATNALL 4
WOODFORD 4
LINGWOOD, STRUMPSHAW HILL 4
CHURCH FENTON 3
LEEK, THORNCLIFFE 3
YEOVILTON 3
COLESHILL 3
ALBEMARLE 3
MIDDLE WALLOP 3
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY 3
SPADEADAM NO 2 3
PRESTWICK, GANNET 3
ODIHAM 2
HERSTMONCEUX, WEST END 2
HEATHROW 2
CRANWELL 2
WADDINGTON 2
SKYE: LUSA 2
LEEMING 2
PAISLEY 1
DRUMBURGH 1
LOCHGILPHEAD 1
BRAMPTON NO 3 1
ABERPORTH 1

Source: Met Office








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