UK endures coldest night of winter as temperatures plunge as low as -11C 

UK endures coldest night of winter as temperatures plunge as low as -11C 

The UK has had its coldest night of the winter so far as the cold snap continues to cause icy conditions across the country.

Braemar in Aberdeenshire was the coldest spot in the country as temperatures dipped to minus 11C (12.2F), 0.2C lower than the previous record for 2019.

All four countries in the United Kingdom set new records for the 2018/2019 winter with Sennybridge, Powys, dropping to minus 8.1C (17.4F), Katesbridge in Northern Ireland falling to minus 6.3 (20.7F) and Redesdale Camp, Northumberland, recording temperatures of minus 8.2C (17.2F).

The freezing temperatures have led to weather warnings being issued by the Met Office for snow, ice and fog on Thursday and into Friday.

Southeastern Trains said 21 trains were being cancelled or altered on Thursday morning to minimise the impact of ice forming on the rails and ensure lines were clear and that it would run its “winter weather timetable”.

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