On December 13 that year, Denbighshire residents experienced temperatures of -22.7 degrees. With this week’s remarkably low temperatures of -17C in some places in England, I wondered how these compare with the absolute records for the UK. In Russia, Verkhoyansk was initially considered the coldest city in the world, and has the largest range of temperature on earth, at around 105° Celsius (189° Fahrenheit) between extremes. Malta is the only country with the record low temperature above zero at +1.4 °C; Other countries with lows below -50 °C are Sweden, Finland, and Norway; Map of lowest (coldest) temperatures recorded in every European country. Individual all time records can be found at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/extremes/. I’m so glad to see this information; I’ll tell you why. Parts of UK shiver in -3.7C – the coldest temperatures on record for the time of year - as 40mph winds batter coasts with huge waves before sunshine returns tomorrow with … The coldest spot in Wales was at Swyddffynnon in Dyfed, where -6.5C was recorded, while in Northern Ireland the lowest temperature was -2.6C in Katesbridge, Co Down. Temperature is usually measured in degrees. UK weather: England hit by coldest night of winter as temperatures plummet to -9C. Residents of Braemar in north-east Scotland were shivering in a temperature of -14.4C (6.1F), the Met Office said – the lowest temperature in the UK since 2012 when it reached … AP Photo. the Alps are at least 8000 feet higher….Brrrrrr.. a slip of a decimal point……. Taunton's average annual high temp is 61 degrees, which seems appropriately chilly for New England. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Delaware was -17 degrees way back in 1893 in Millsboro. Temperature. Latest figures show the UK's coldest temperature of the year so far was -9C in Cromdale, Moray, on Saturday. Met Office privacy policy: The coldest so far this century was 2001, ranked 27th. And 2018, with heat and little rain which seemed crazy after the March Beast from the East snow. The temperature continued to drop rapidly -so low that the trains were being cancelled from London Euston to Manchester (which call at Stoke Stn). This lists the lowest temperatures recorded in separate cold spells since 1961. Septembrrrrr! Every day the Met Office compiles a … Coldest States in the U.S. 1. Temperatures plummeted in the early hours of Sunday as England recorded its coldest night of the winter. Temperatures of -3C were recordered inparts of Scotland on Monday morning making it colder than Helsinki, Finland. Temperatures below -20 °C are much rarer for Wales, the coldest temperature recorded for Wales was -22.7°C in Corwen, North Wales on 13 December 1981. The third lowest temperature ever recorded in the UK was clocked in Shawbury in the Midlands on December 13, 1981, when the mercury dipped to -25.2C. Thanks. Temperatures below -20 °C are much rarer for Wales, the coldest temperature recorded for Wales was -22.7°C in Corwen,  North Wales on 13 December 1981. By Nick O'Malley | nomalley@masslive.com. Your email address will only be used for this purpose. So, how cold was it? More UK climate statistics on our website. This was the coldest officially recorded temperature in the Northern Hemisphere. Drivers are being urged to take care in the worst-hit areas and to travel only if necessary. Worcester can get pretty cold in the winter, as the city averages around four days a year when the temperature drops below zero, and there have been 10 days since 1892 when the temperature dropped to -15 degrees or below. Europe: 50 (+6) countries, 230 languages, 743M people… 1 subreddit. The country experienced temperatures as low as −19.4 °C (−2.9 °F) at Achany in Sutherland on the 11th. The few taxi-drivers remaining -and facing those amazing extremes of weather conditions, among them myself, sat waiting for what seemed an eternity for the passengers to emerge out of the Station -hoping and praying to see a taxi waiting for them there on the taxi-rank on Station Road. Bulldozers, previously used for bomb clearance, were used to clear the snowdrifts. It's also home to the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state, -54 degrees, in 1933. WHERE IS THE COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH? Also, it would be great if you could tell me of the English record low prior to 1981/82. Thanks again. But New England certainly has bragging rights when it … An earlier gust in 1962 was recorded at 177 mph (285 km/h), both at RAF Saxa Vord. UK weather latest: Britain faced coldest night of 2017 as temperatures plummeted to -13C. The Sunday Telegraph are obviously parsing the data from the raw SYNOP observations for Cairngorm (WMO station #03063) which has been off-line since the 3rd of April but is still occasionally transmitting a spurious observation that gets encoded and broadcast. August 2003 when Faversham in Kent reached 38.5C (101.3F) on the 10th, a UK record that stood for nearly 16 years. https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/. The winter chill is predicted to continue until after Christmas with colder-than-average weather forecast throughout December. January 1963[edit] January 1963 was the coldest month of the 20th century, and the coldest since January 1814, with an average temperature of −2.1°C. Summers of heat and drought that stand out will be 1976/77. The reason I say ‘I am glad to see this ‘evidence’ -is that when I tell people about it- no one seems to remember or worse, they think I am exaggerating. [9], A wind gust of 194 mph (312 km/h) was recorded at Cairn Gorm on 19 December 2008. The third lowest temperature ever recorded in the UK was clocked in Shawbury in the Midlands on December 13, 1981, when the mercury dipped to -25.2C. Coldest places mapped using Google Fusion tables. This temperature has been documented on 3 separate dates in 2 different locations, Braemar, Aberdeenshire (11 February 1895 and 10 January 1982) and Altnaharra, a small hamlet in Sutherland on the 30 th December 1995. Don’t forget this was before the advent of the mobile ‘phone, and the small privately run taxi company that I was working for didn’t even provide the luxury of ‘radio contact’. When I was a Taxi-Driver on Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station in the 1980s, there was one night (early evening onwards -which could have been the 09th January 1982) when the temperature suddenly began to drop rapidly. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The ranking is based on "student reviews of weather on campus, average high and low temperatures during summer and winter, and average summer and winter precipitation amounts," the website explained. Much of England and Wales was covered in snow throughout the month. Manchester, N.H. is the coldest city in New England, according to the list. Through both September and October, temperatures in the UK have held well-below average. Hopefully the Met Office will fix the automatic station in the not too distant future! It came in at No. All of the figures in the tables have been quality controlled by the Met Office National Climate Information Centre, and represent an accurate reflection of our current observational record. Number 10= 1906 Mean Temperature 3.3 Celsius It also said temperatures between November 27 and Sunday, December 6 could be “below average”. -52°. Britain has had the coldest spring since 1962, and the fifth chilliest since records began in 1910, provisional figures from the Met Office revealed today. 11 February 1895 and 10 January 1982 Braemar (Aberdeenshire) also 30 December 1995 Altnaharra … North Carolina: -34° Shutterstock. Thanks for sharing that great story Mick. Since 2015, the highest average daily temperature in the United Kingdom was recorded in July 2018, at 18.7 degrees Celsius. December 1995 was a fairly wintry month, ranked 13th, but with snow only falling on 8 days and lying on just 5 days. Extreme weather is expected in the north of England from tonight. During the winter months, Alaska’s temperatures can drop as low as -.30°F. More UK climate statistics on our website. The lowest value. A ‘sheet of solid ice’ had built up as the train sped north though the blizzard and freezing night’s temperature, covering the entire train and all doors were ‘frozen solid’ -so badly that the Station Staff could only manage to ‘finally force open one door’, which of course meant that some passengers had to struggle with their luggage through several carriages in order to access this one door -which had become, de facto, ‘an emergency door’. By around 7pm-8pm the local Radio Station -‘Radio Stoke’ issued an urgent warning telling the public to get home as soon as possible and not to make any journeys on whatever grounds as ‘All Emergency Services Were Being Withdrawn’. I am aware that Caldecott suffers from frosting and actually averaged a higher frost incidence than Shawbury over the 1961-1990 period – however, a difference of 9 or 10c seems quite high – What was the figure for the weather station at Raunds on that night – i believe that station was also suseptible to harsh frosts. Alaska. We use a thermometer to measure the temperature of something. However, the first analysis released of global temperatures shows 2010 was one of the warmest years on record. One needs to go back a generation to find a real 'icy grip' December, but in the last 110 years there have been several of them. If weather projections hold out, the New England Patriots could wind up playing one of the coldest games in … China News Service, Daxinganling, December 13th (Feng Hongwei, reporter Jiang Hui) On the 13th, affected by strong cold air, the temperature in Huzhong District, Daxinganling, Heilongjiang Province, the "coldest town in China", reached -40.9℃, welcoming the temperature since the beginning of winter this year. Temperatures below -20 °C are most common at stations in East Scotland followed by North Scotland and the Midlands in England. The UK is braced for the coldest December for "a number of years" with more snow on the way, according to the Met Office. The tiny town of Bloomfield, Vt., would share the coldest temperature ever in New England with Clayton Lake, Maine, only 75 years earlier. Temperatures are set to drop this week, according to the Met Office. ... where the lowest ever temperature was recorded. Valentine's Day Gets Colder, Boston Could See Coldest Temperature This Winter A forecast low temperature of nine degrees in Boston on Friday night would be the coldest temperature this season By Matt Noyes • Published February 14, 2020 • Updated on February 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The coldest weather was expected in north west Scotland overnight where temperatures were forecast to drop to -10C. °C °F; km/h; mph; kn; m/s; bft On Dec. 30, 1933, the weather service reported temperatures of −50°F in the Northern Vermont town of about 400. To round off the drama of that evening’s ‘weather experience’, when I got to within half a mile of my destination, with the four grateful passengers aboard my taxi, we came across a hill where the Council Snow-Plough was itself STUCK in a drift! The coldest temperature ever officially recorded in Worcester is -24 degrees, which occurred on February 16, 1943. January 1982 was the most widespread occurrence of temperatures below -20 °C. The blog will post latest news releases and related content, news diary and information supporting news stories already in the media. With an average temperature of −2.1 °C (28.2 °F), January 1963 remains the coldest month since January 1814 in Central England, although in Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland February 1947 was colder, and December 2010 was colder in Northern Ireland. But fortunately for us, an -ex-cop suddenly arrived from nowhere in a 4-wheel drive Range Rover -equipped with tow-chain -and pulled us out of trouble and the four passengers transferred into his vehicle for the last half mile of their journey, while I turned round and followed my tracks back home. New England might be charming during Christmastime, but it certainly isn't warm. According to Wikipedia, the coldest place in England was Edgmond in Shropshire, with a recording of -26.1C or -15F on 10th January 1982. Highest air temperature recorded in the 20th Century: 32.5°C at Boora, Co. Offaly on 29th June 1976; Lowest air temperature recorded in the 20th century: -18.8°C at Lullymore, Co. Kildare on 2nd January 1979; Lowest grass minimum temperature: -19.6°C at Glasnevin, Dublin on 12th January 1982 Overall, the average sea temperature in the British Isles ranges from 6-10 °C in the winter to 15-20 °C in the summer depending on region and yearly variation. It must have been about 15 minutes before the first of about two dozen people came out ‘huddled together’ against the blizzard and freezing temperature. Parts of UK shiver in -3.7C – the coldest temperatures on record for the time of year - as 40mph winds batter coasts with huge waves before sunshine returns tomorrow with highs of 66F 2.6m members in the europe community. The tiny town of Bloomfield, Vt., would share the coldest temperature ever in New England with Clayton Lake, Maine, only 75 years earlier. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. According to the Met Office the absolute lows are: Scotland -27.2 °C … The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for ice across the UK Taking into consideration the milder than average temperatures we have been used to, it’s hard to believe that the coldest temperature ever recorded in the UK was -27.2°c. [3] Much of England and Wales was snow-covered throughout the month. Freezing fog was a hazard for most of the country. Temperatures plummeted in the early hours of Sunday as England recorded its coldest night of the winter. The coldest city in America, Grand Forks, boasts an average low temperature of 6.3 degrees. Warmest (and coldest) Sunshine equals warmth, of course, so Britain’s hottest places are also in the south. Wordpress privacy policy: The United Kingdom weather records note the most extreme weather ever recorded in the United Kingdom, such as the most and fewest hours of sunshine and highest wind speed. The home of http://www.mauldsmeaburnweather.co.uk, “If ducks do slide at Hallowtide at Christmas they will swim, If ducks do swim at Hallowtide at Christmas they will slide.”. It came in at No. A reading of -23.9c or -24.2c in either Ketton Northamptonshire or somewhere in Durham, maybe Houghall rings a bell. Read on to discover some of the coldest winters ever to hit London… 2009/10: a bit chilly. On Dec. 30, 1933, the weather service reported temperatures of −50°F in the Northern Vermont town of about 400. The reason for the delay was told to us by the bedraggled and worried, but over grateful passengers. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In England, the coldest spot was Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, where the mercury fell to -13.5 °C (8F). The ° symbol after a number means degrees. 30° = thirty degrees. Chances are you’ll remember this one. The coldest temperature recorded in the contiguous U.S. is 70 degrees below zero, measured at Rogers Pass, Montana, on Jan. 20, 1954. Energy supplier Cadent used almost 30 years' worth of Met Office data - spanning from 1981 to 2010 - to rank the 50 coldest cities in the UK by their average annual minimum temperatures. United Kingdom - Current Temperature [°C] Friday 11 Dec 2020 14:00 GMT. Temperatures have plunged overnight on what has been dubbed the coldest night in the UK this autumn. Below normal temperatures on most nights this month has pushed this November to be the coldest in at least a decade, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) shows. It seems we still have some way to fall to beat them. The sun rises over the Severn crossing as traffic crosses from England … BOOKIES have slashed the odds on this October being the coldest on record as wind and rain are set to lash Britain next week. Advertisement. Temperatures below -20 °C are most common at stations in East Scotland followed by North Scotland and the Midlands in England. UK weather sees plummeting temperatures in possibly coldest December for over a decade. Also what would be interesting would be to know the coldest temps county by county – any possibility? https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/legal/privacy A maximum temperature below 11.2C would make it the coldest November 5 for at least 20 years, since 2000, Met Office records show. Click here for fullscreen version.Download the data. llllSunday Telegraph ” last week’s extreems: Cairngorm Mountain -21.1C they’re ,aving a laff in May !!!!!!!!! Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown) Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown) Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown) Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown) The average minimum or night time temperature so far for the month until Sunday was 10.3 degrees Celsius — the lowest since at least 2011. Septembrrrrr! Lowest temperature records The temperature is how hot or cold something is. Britain is braced for its coldest winter since the early 2010s, as an artic blast of strong winds and torrential rain look set to cover the north of England from as early as Monday night, according to experts. This winter could be ‘0.3C below average, which could make this the coldest … Taking into consideration the milder than average temperatures we have been used to, it’s hard to believe that the coldest temperature ever recorded in the UK was -27.2°c. The coldest temperature in the UK was recorded on Merseyside on Monday night as the reading in Crosby dropped to -17.6C. For central England, it was the second coldest December since 1659. Coldest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere was -93.3°F and occurred in Greenland on 22 December 1991, experts confirm. Wow! 12.7k votes, 1.1k comments. I only ask because the nearest stations i can find online data for of Wyton and Cottesmore recorded much higher minima; -13.8c and -15.5c respectively. -27.2 degrees C, is the coldest recorded temperature in the UK. A gust of 197 mph (317 km/h) was reported on 1 January 1992. Thursday's coldest temperature was … On Saturday, the coastal town recorded its lowest temperature … For a detailed breakdown on Britain's (and the rest of the World) sea tempertaures have a look at the Global Sea Temperature website [10], "Extreme weather: October downpour sees UK's wettest day on record", "Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in UK", "Highlands mountain claims strongest UK wind", "Trevor Harley monthly weather extremes for the UK", "Snow Britain: Wrong kind of snow strikes again", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_Kingdom_weather_records&oldid=992255914, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Highest 24-hour total (UK national average), Highest monthly total (UK national average), This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 09:14. Back in 2009, the average temperature across the UK dipped to 1.51°C, compared with the usual average of 3.7°C. However, many Manhattanites probably haven't experienced the state's coldest temperatures, the worst of which occurred on Feb. 18, 1979 in the hamlet of Old Forge. The Temperature in English. Alaska is the coldest state in the U.S. with an average temperature of 26.6°F. Only Antarctica has recorded lower official temperatures (the lowest being −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F), recorded at Vostok Station on 21 July 1983). Prohibition had ended that month, which may have ended the smuggling of booze across the line from Canada. (Picture: Met Office) Its long range forecast also predicts colder conditions from Friday (November 27) onwards, with more frost due. Chester has been named as one of the coldest cities in England following research by an energy company. Has the met office conducted much research into the 1987 Caldecott figure of -23.3? Highest temperature by nation °C °F Location Date England 38.7 101.7 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: 25 July 2019: Wales 35.2 95.4 Hawarden Bridge, Flintshire: 2 August 1990 Scotland 32.9 91.2 Greycrook, Scottish Borders: 9 August 2003 Northern Ireland 30.8 Severe weather warnings were issued and travel chaos ensued. A blizzard had also began to rage and the snow was sticking and getting deeper by the minute; most of the taxi drivers were going off duty, heading for the safety of their homes. A town in Devon was the coldest place in the UK on Saturday, official figures have shown. Though New Jersey winters are typically cold, the state's coldest temperature ever recorded is surprisingly mild—compared to some others', at least. Alaska has a subarctic climate. It was recorded in Scotland. As of 16 October 2020, the records, as recorded by the Met Office are:[1], Shetland holds the unofficial British record for wind speed. The coldest it's ever been in the region was way back in 1981, recorded in the town of Corwen. Freezing temperatures were recorded in Aboyne today at -6.1C and in Dundee at -1C. Russia (EU part) holds the record low temperature at -58.1 °C. On the 10th January 1982, 26.1 °C was also recorded in Newport (Salop) in the Midlands. 23 with an average low temperature of 17.6 degrees. [8] However, it is expected that higher gusts than those reported would have been achieved as during both storms the measuring equipment was destroyed by the extreme weather. If a school is not listed, it's due to a lack of student reviews and weather data available to ensure accuracy in evaluating the colleges, according to the website's parent company, Niche. The national capital recorded a minimum of 7.5 degrees Celsius on Friday, the lowest minimum temperature in November in at least 14 years, according to India Meteorological Department data. 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