Merry Christmas from the Met Office.
The coldest Christmas day on record was in 2010 (and it was also the snowiest) with a minimum temperature of – 18.2 °C recorded at Altnaharra. The chart below shows the top ten minimum temperatures recorded on Christmas day (excluding high level sites).
|1||Altnaharra||– 18.2 °C||25/12/2010|
|2||West Linton||– 15.6 °C||25/12/1981|
|3||Altnaharra||– 15.5 °C||25/12/2009|
|4||Altnaharra||– 12.8 °C||25/12/1996|
|5||Lagganlia||– 9.5 °C||25/12/1973|
|6||Dalwhinnie||– 9.4 °C||25/12/1995|
|7||Aboyne||– 9.4 °C||25/12/2006|
|8||Kindrogan||– 8.8 °C||25/12/1972|
|9||Glenlivet||– 8.5 °C||25/12/2000|
|10||Lower Kingcombe||– 8 °C||25/12/1994|
|10||Tulloch Bridge||– 8 °C||25/12/2005|
|10||Aboyne||– 8 °C||25/12/2007|
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All in recent modern times (last 30 years) very few from 40’s 50’s or 60’s. Is that evidence that the climate is cooling and winters are getting colder. Especially as 2 in the last 4 years make it in the top 3