UK snow depths and overnight lows

As forecast, the east of the country saw snowfall yesterday and last night, with the heaviest snow falling in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Wattisham in Suffolf recorded the deepest snow, with 8 cm recorded at 9 am this morning.

Snow totals at 9 am this morning

Site Name Area Elevation Snow Depth (cm)
Wattisham           Suffolk         89 8
Marham              Norfolk         21 8
Wittering           Cambridgeshire  73 5
Eskdalemuir         Dumfriesshire   236 4
Aviemore            Inverness-Shire 228 4
Aboyne No 2         Aberdeenshire   140 4
Waddington          Lincolnshire    68 4
Scampton            Lincolnshire    57 4
Nottingham, Watnall Nottinghamshire 117 4
Bridlington Mrsc    Humberside      15 4
Coningsby           Lincolnshire    6 3
Leek, Thorncliffe   Staffordshire   298 3
Dyce                Aberdeenshire   65 3
Leconfield          Humberside      7 3
Cranwell            Lincolnshire    63 3
Boulmer             Northumberland  23 2
Loftus              Cleveland       158 2
Warcop Range        Cumbria         227 2
Andrewsfield        Essex           87 2

Temperatures also fell below freezing in many areas, although parts of the west of the country remained in single figures.

Lowest recorded overnight temperatures

Site Name Area Temperature (°C)
Altnaharra            Sutherland      -5.7
Sennybridge            Powys           -5.6
Leek, Thorncliffe             Staffordshire   -5.5
Marham                        Norfolk         -5.5
Houghton Hall                 Norfolk         -5.1
Kinbrace, Hatchery            Sutherland      -4.7
Libanus                       Powys           -4.7
Braemar             Aberdeenshire   -4.6
Aboyne                   Aberdeenshire   -4.5
Lossiemouth                   Moray           -4
Trawsgoed                     Dyfed           -3.9
Bainbridge                    North Yorkshire -3.8
High Mowthorpe                North Yorkshire -3.8
Kinloss                       Moray           -3.7
Bingley                   West Yorkshire  -3.6
Market Bosworth Bosworth Park Leicestershire  -3.6
Preston Moor Park             Lancashire      -3.5
Wattisham                     Suffolk         -3.5
Eskdalemuir                   Dumfriesshire   -3.4
Spadeadam                Cumbria         -3.4

The cold weather is set to continue for the remainder of the week, keep up to date with your local forecast for the latest update.

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3 Responses to UK snow depths and overnight lows

  1. why do you put Humberside when it should be East Yorkshire ???

    • Dave Britton says:

      The counties are included for your information, but relate to historic counties used by the Met Office to provide consistent regional statistics over lengthy periods of time. Unfortunately county and unitary authority boundaries change relatively frequently, so the Met Office has chosen to establish a consistent set of boundaries based on a fixed point in time. More information on averaging methods can be found on our website at

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