Arctic Conditions return to bring snow disruption and tumbling temperatures

Arctic Conditions return to bring snow disruption and tumbling temperatures

Following the return of arctic conditions across the UK through yesterday, overnight temperatures tumbled across the UK as significant snowfall brought disruption to parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Below is a table showing a selection of lowest temperatures observed across the UK last night.

Location Minimum Temp (deg C)
Cairngorm  Siesaws -12.2
Great Dun Fell  Siesaws -10.1
Cairnwell  Siesaws -10
Spadeadam -9.4
Carterhouse -9
Tyndrum  Cdl -8.7
Drumnadrochit -8.5
Tulloch Bridge -8.4
Drumalbin  Esaws -8.2
Bealach Na Ba -8.2
Sennybridge (Samos) -7.8
Glen Ogle  Siesaws -7.5
Warcop Range  Esaws -7.2
Woodford -7.2
Salsburgh -7.2
Redesdale Camp -7.1
Dalwhinnie  Cdl -7.1
Shap Fell  Esaws -6.9
Eskdalemuir -6.6
Leek -6.3
Winchcombe Sudeley Castle -6.3
Tredegar Bryn Bach Park No 2 -6.2
Market Bosworth -6.2
Fylingdales  Codet2 -6.1
Bingley Number 2 -6
Lyneham -5.9
Alice Holt Lodge -5.9
Newton Rigg -5.9
Aviemore -5.8
Kenley (Esaws) -5.8
Bournemouth/Hurn Airport -5.8
Albermarle -5.7
Blencathra -5.7
Loch Glascarnoch -5.6
Braemar No 2 Cdl -5.6
Astwood Bank -5.6
Carlisle  Esaws -5.5
Little Rissington -5.5
Myerscough -5.5
Wattisham -5.4
Cottesmore (Samos) -5.3
Hqstc (High Wycombe) (Samos) -5.3
Rothamstead No 2  Cdl -5.3
Monks Wood  Cdl -5.3
Westonbirt -5.3
Bradford -5.3
Nottingham/Watnall -5.2
Wittering (Samos) -5.2
Keele Cdl -5.2
High Mowthorpe -5.2
Bainbridge -5.2
Threave Cdl -5.1
Lentran -5.1
Goudhurst -5.1
Marham (Samos) -5
Benson -5
Durham  Cdl -5
Newport -5
Herstmonceux -4.9
Wick -4.9
Keswick  Esaws -4.9
Andrewsfield -4.9
Charlwood -4.9
Yeovilton  Samos -4.9
Cranwell (Samos) -4.9
Santon Downham -4.9
Wych Cross -4.9
Bedford  Esaws -4.8
Scampton -4.8
Kinbrace  Cdl -4.8
Rochdale  Cdl -4.8
Hampstead -4.8
Otterbourne Water Works -4.8
Cavendish -4.8
Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens -4.8
Lake Vyrnwy  Esaws -4.7
Baltasound -4.7
Coleshill -4.7
Boscombe Down  Samos -4.7
Pershore College Of Horticulture  Cdl -4.7
Norwich Airport -4.7
Craibstone -4.7
Llysdinam -4.7
Ravensworth -4.7
Odiham -4.6
Langdon Bay -4.6
Shawbury (Samos) -4.6
Pershore  Esaws -4.6
Middle Wallop (Samos) -4.6
Writtle -4.6
Leuchars -4.5
Coningsby (Samos) -4.5
Exeter Airport -4.5
Trawscoed  Esaws -4.5
South Farnborough  Esaws -4.5
Liscombe  Esaws -4.5
Wainfleet  Samos -4.5
Dishforth Airfield -4.5
Wisley -4.5

Below is a table showing snow depths recorded at 0900 this morning. With strong winds there has been significant drifting of snow and depths are likely to be significantly deeper in parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Location Snow Depth (cm)
FORRES, HILLHEAD 10
LOUGH FEA 10
ALDERGROVE 9
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND 9
KINROSS 8
KIRKWALL 8
SENNYBRIDGE NO 2 8
CASTLEDERG 8
DYCE 7
AVIEMORE 7
DERRYGONNELLY FSC 7
LINGWOOD, STRUMPSHAW HILL 6
CROMDALE 6
FAIR ISLE 6
REDESDALE CAMP 6
SHAWBURY 5
VELINDRE 4
LERWICK 4
KINLOSS 4
DARWEN NO 2 3
MIDDLETON, HILLSIDE 3
SKYE: LUSA 3
WICK AIRPORT 3
ESKDALEMUIR 3
ROSEHEARTY 3
RONALDSWAY 3
LINTON-ON-OUSE 3
ALBERMARLE 2
YEOVILTON 2
ABERPORTH 2
DUNKESWELL 2
WATTISHAM 1
WITTERING 1
COTTESMORE 1
SPADEADAM 1

 

Map showing snow depths recorded at 0900 am on Friday 17th December

Map showing snow depths recorded at 0900 am on Friday 17th December

 

 

 

 

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