Top ten: Coldest Christmas days

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).

Location Minimum temperature   Date
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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One Response to Top ten: Coldest Christmas days

  1. 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

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