Freezing night with further snow to come in the week ahead

It was another very cold night across much of the UK last night, with temperatures falling as low as -19.6 C at Shawbury in Shropshire.  The extreme low temperatures were caused by a combination of snow cover, gentle winds and clearing skies. It is likely that we will continue to see some extremely cold nights in parts of the UK through the coming week.

A band of heavy snow swept across much of the southern half of England yesterday. The snow was heavy for several hours and gave 20cm at Farnborough, 9cm at Heathrow and 11cm at Charlwood. London saw between 5-10cm.  Snow showers also continued across parts of Scotland and northeast England, with significant falls.

The tables below reveal the lowest temperatures (those that recorded lower than -5.0 deg C) seen last night and snow depths recoded at 9 am this morning.

Location Minimum temp (°C)
SHAWBURY -19.6
PERSHORE  -19.5
CROSBY -17.0
SHOBDON  -16.8
PERSHORE COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE  -16.2
SHAP FELL  -15.8
CASTLEDERG -15.7
DALWHINNIE  -15.3
WOBURN  -15.1
WOODFORD -14.7
Winchcombe Sudeley Castle -14.7
Newton Rigg -14.7
Newport -14.7
BENSON -14.6
TULLOCH BRIDGE -14.3
CAPEL CURIG -13.8
YEOVILTON -13.8
Myerscough -13.7
Exeter Airport -13.4
BRIZE NORTON -13.0
Bridgefoot -13.0
Cluanie Inn No 3 -12.9
HAWARDEN  -12.7
WINTERBOURNE  -12.4
THREAVE CDL -12.4
BALLYKELLY -12.3
COLESHILL -12.2
Llysdinam -12.2
Bainbridge -12.1
HEREFORD/CREDENHILL -12.0
TYNDRUM  -12.0
Carterhouse -11.9
CAIRNGORM  -11.5
CARLISLE  -11.5
Mona -11.5
WARCOP RANGE -11.4
KATESBRIDGE  -11.4
Santon Downham -11.3
AVIEMORE -11.2
EXETER CDL -11.1
Ravensworth -11.1
ESKDALEMUIR -11.0
KESWICK  -11.0
PRESTWICK RNAS -10.8
Tredegar Bryn Bach Park No 2 -10.8
DRUMALBIN  -10.7
LEEMING -10.7
Drumnadrochit -10.7
BLACKPOOL SQUIRES GATE -10.6
MULLINGAR -10.6
SENNYBRIDGE -10.5
Westonbirt -10.5
SCAMPTON -10.4
LITTLE RISSINGTON -10.4
Cambridge -10.4
Astwood Bank -10.2
REDESDALE CAMP -9.9
EAST OKEMENT FARM -9.9
BRAEMAR NO 2 -9.9
Cardiff Bute Park -9.9
WEST FREUGH  -9.8
DUBLIN AIRPORT -9.8
LOSSIEMOUTH  -9.7
BINGLEY NUMBER 2 -9.7
ROCHDALE  -9.7
Coton-in-the-Elms -9.6
CASEMENT AERODROME -9.5
Cavendish -9.4
STRATHALLAN AIRFIELD -9.3
RHYL  ESAWS -9.3
Bradford -9.3
DUNKESWELL AERODROME -9.2
SOUTH FARNBOROUGH -9.1
TAIN RANGE -8.8
ST. ATHAN -8.8
Market Bosworth -8.8
WATTISHAM -8.7
LOCH GLASCARNOCH -8.6
SPADEADAM -8.6
CHURCH LAWFORD  -8.6
STONYHURST  CDL -8.6
NORWICH AIRPORT -8.6
GLASGOW/BISHOPTON -8.5
DISHFORTH AIRFIELD -8.5
CONINGSBY -8.5
LYNEHAM -8.5
ODIHAM -8.5
AUCHINCRUIVE -8.5
GREAT DUN FELL  -8.3
ALBERMARLE -8.2
DURHAM  CDL -8.2
LINTON-ON-OUSE -8.1
SUTTON BONINGTON  -8.1
Writtle -8.1
KINLOSS -8.0
TRAWSCOED  -8.0
ANDREWSFIELD -7.9
CHIVENOR -7.9
MIDDLE WALLOP -7.9
ST ANGELO -7.9
KINLOCHEWE -7.9
NOTTINGHAM/WATNALL -7.8
MARHAM -7.8
NORTHOLT -7.8
GURTEEN -7.8
Normanby Hall -7.8
CAIRNWELL  -7.7
DUNDRENNAN  -7.7
COTTESMORE -7.6
FYVIE CASTLE  -7.6
KEELE -7.6
HOLBEACH  -7.5
BOSCOMBE DOWN  -7.5
CRANWELL -7.4
ALTNAHARRA NUMBER 2 -7.3
BEDFORD -7.3
EGBASTON -7.3
MONKS WOOD -7.3
CHARTERHALL  -7.2
Houghton Hall -7.2
LAKE VYRNWY  -7.1
Brooms Barn -7.1
Lentran -7.1
LARKHILL -7.0
High Mowthorpe -7.0
Ryhill -7.0
EDINBURGH/GOGARBANK -6.9
LISCOMBE -6.9
Eton Dorney -6.9
BEALACH NA BA -6.8
COVENTRY  COUNDON -6.8
Pennerley -6.8
CHURCH FENTON -6.7
WADDINGTON -6.6
Gringley on the Hill -6.6
WITTERING -6.5
Leek -6.4
Levens Hall; Kendall -6.4
VALLEY -6.3
Leconfield new -6.3
BRISTOL/FILTON -6.3
ROTHAMSTEAD NO 2 -6.3
TOPCLIFFE -6.2
GLENANNE -6.2
NORTH WYKE -6.2
GLEN OGLE  -6.1
ST BEES HEAD -6.1
LONDON/HEATHROW AIRPORT -6.1
WISLEY -6.0
Blencathra -5.9
Derrylin Cornahoule -5.9
LEUCHARS -5.8
FYLINGDALES -5.8
WAINFLEET  SAMOS -5.8
CLAREMORRIS -5.8
Sheffield -5.8
DONNA NOOK NUMBER 2 -5.7
MANCHESTER  HULME LIBRARY -5.7
Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens No 2 -5.7
MANSTON -5.6
BRAMHAM  -5.6
HEATHROW AIRPORT -5.6
ALDERGROVE -5.5
DUNSTAFFNAGE -5.5
KEW GARDENS -5.5
Charsfield -5.4
CONNAUGHT AIRPORT -5.3
SKYE/LUSA -5.2
WALNEY ISLAND -5.1
KENLEY -5.1
GRAVESEND BROADNESS -5.1
SALSBURGH -5.1
Preston Moor Park -5.0
Altnahinch Filters -5.0
Source: Met Office  

 

Location Snow depth (cm)
CASTLEDERG 16
BRIZE NORTON 14
SENNYBRIDGE NO 2 13
KIRKWALL 13
DYCE 13
ALDERGROVE 11
NORHOLT 11
ANDREWSFIELD 11
LOUGH FEA 10
LERWICK 10
CHARLWOOD 9
LOSSIEMOUTH 9
WICK AIRPORT 9
KINLOSS 9
DUNKESWELL 8
BENSON 8
SHAWBURY 8
LEUCHARS 8
LARKHILL 7
HEATHROW 7
ESKDALEMUIR 7
WATTISHAM 7
ST ATHAN 7
LYNEHAM 7
RONALDSWAY 6
REDESDALE CAMP 6
FAIR ISLE 6
YEOVILTON 6
BINGLEY 5
STORNOWAY AIRPORT 5
AVIEMORE 5
GLASGOW: BISHOPTON 5
MIDDLE WALLOP 4
ODIHAM 4
LOFTUS 4
ALBERMARLE 3
LEEK 3
COLESHILL 3
NOTTINGHAM / WATNALL 3
PRESTWICK 3
EDINBURGH / GORGARBANK 3
SKYE: LUSA 2
HERSTMONCEUX 2
COTTESMORE 2
CRANWELL 2
BRISTOL / FLITON 2
HEREFORD 2
MANSTON 2
CHURCH FENTON 2
WOODFORD 2
CULDROSE 1
Source: Met Office  

Met Office forecasters said: “There is the risk of further snow across parts of southern Britain tonight and through tomorrow. Snow, combined with widespread ice and freezing temperatures will lead to the risk of significant disruption through Monday.”

Met Office forecasters continued:  “In the north, snow showers will ease this evening leaving only occasional snow showers near eastern coasts of England and in parts if northern and eastern Scotland through tonight and tomorrow. Elsewhere it will be largely dry, but very cold and icy.”

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
Monday Risk of Snow.Max: minus 2

Min: minus 7

Dry, bright but cold. Occasional snow showers, mainly in east.Max: minus 4

Min: minus 10

Dry, bright but cold. Occasional snow showers, mainly in east.Max: minus 4

Min: minus 12

Tuesday Bright spells.Max:  1

Min: minus 4

Bright spells.Max: minus 4

Min: minus 8

Bright spells, occasional snow showers mainly in east.Max: minus 4

Min: minus 10

Wednesday Bright spells, occasional snow showers. Feeling very coldMax:  1

Min:  minus 3

Bright spells, occasional snow showers. Feeling very coldMax:  1

Min: minus 6

Bright spells, occasional snow showers mainly in east. Feeling very coldMax:  1

Min: minus 7

Thursday Further snow, cold and windy. Feeling very coldMax:  1

Min:  minus 3

Further snow, cold and windy. Feeling very coldMax: 1

Min: minus  4

Snow at times. Feeling very coldMax: 1

Min: minus 4

Friday Risk of further snowMax:  1

Min:  minus 3

 Risk of further snowMax:  1

Min:  minus 3

Risk of further snowMax:  1

Min:  minus 4

Source: Met Office       

 

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