This lists the lowest temperatures recorded in separate cold spells since 1961.
|1||10 January 1982||Braemar||East Scotland||-27.2 °C|
|1||30 December 1995||Altnaharra No 2||North Scotland||-27.2 °C|
|3||13 December 1981||Shawbury||Midlands||-25.2 °C|
|4||13 January 1979||Carnwath||West Scotland||-24.6 °C|
|5||20 January 1984||Grantown-On-Spey||East Scotland||-23.6 °C|
|6||27 January 1985||Lagganlia||North Scotland||-23.4 °C|
|7||13 January 1987||Caldecott P Sta||Midlands||-23.3 °C|
|8||08 January 2010||Altnaharra No 2||North Scotland||-22.3 °C|
|9||18 February 1960||Grantown-On-Spey||East Scotland||-22.2 °C|
|9||30 December 1961||Cannich||North Scotland||-22.2 °C|
|9||18 January 1963||Braemar||East Scotland||-22.2 °C|
- The lowest temp of -27.2 °C is shared between 30 December 1995 and 10 January 1982.
- On the 10th January 1982, 26.1 °C was also recorded in Newport (Salop) in the Midlands.
- January 1982 was the most widespread occurrence of temperatures below -20 °C.
- Temperatures below -20 °C are much rarer for Wales, the coldest temperature recorded for Wales was -22.7°C in Corwen, North Wales on 13 December 1981.
- Temperatures below -20 °C are most common at stations in East Scotland followed by North Scotland and the Midlands in England.
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