UK weather: Amber snow warning issued as Met Office warns of potential risk to life

UK weather: Amber snow warning issued as Met Office warns of potential risk to life

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

The coldest place overnight was Braemar in Aberdeenshire where the mercury dropped to minus 12.9C (8.78F) while it dipped to minus 12.8C (8.96F) at Loch Glascarnoch.

Later on Thursday, Braemar fell to -14.4 °C. That’s the lowest temperature in the UK since 2012 (-15.6 °C at Holbeach, Lincolnshire 11 February).

All four countries in the United Kingdom set new records for the 2018/2019 winter with Sennybridge, Powys, dropping to minus 9.3C (15.3F), Katesbridge in Northern Ireland falling to minus 8.2C (17.2F) and Redesdale Camp, Northumberland, recording temperatures of minus 10.5C (13.1FF).

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