UK Weather Forecast: Temperature at record low in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England

By on Nov 28, 2010 in Current Events, Europe, Weather, World Comments
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According to the latest United Kingdom weather update of international news sites, the lowest temperature in the UK was registered in Mid Wales on Saturday night, November 27, 2010. The temperature recorded was -17.3C (0.86F) at Llysdinam in Powys. This was the lowest ever recorded in Wales this November and lowest in UK since 1985. Other Powys weather station recorded -14.3C (6F) at Tirabad, south of Llanwrtyrd Wells. Some other weather divisions is forecasting the temperature to still go down at the lowest of -20C (-4F).

In January 21, 1940, Rhayader recorded the all-time lowest temperature at -23.3C (-9.94F).

Other places are expected to stay dry, with occasional snow showers in the areas of northern and western coasts.

In Scotland heavy snow and freezing temperatures caused the suspension of bus and rail services, and blocked routes across the country.

Aberdeen, Edinburg and Glasgow airports have suspended flights. The Prestwick Airport is still operational with some flights diverted to other locations.

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Some of the identified roads that has been closed are:

  • B9007 Ferness to Carrbridge
  • A939 Grantown-in-Spey to Tomintoul
  • A95 Badenoch (Aviemore) area
  • A939 Tomintoul to Cockbridge
  • A93 Spittal of Glenshee
  • M9 J10 Craigforth – J11 Keir
  • A68 at Carter Bar
  • A68 (s) at Jedburgh
  • A9

Northern Ireland weather conditions became worse as temperatures went down to record low for November as Lough Fea registered it at -9.5C (14.9F).

The previous lowest recorded temperature was at -9C (15.8F) registered in 1978 at Murlough.

Flights in Newcastle Airport is still in normal condition as aircraft continue to arrive and depart.

Heavy snowfall was recorded at 14cm (5.5ins) in Boulmer, 16cm (6.2ins) at Albermarle and 19cm (7.4ins) at Redesdale Camp.

High pressure over Greenland and low pressure in the Baltic has been the cause of the unusual heavy snow fall and record low temperature across Europe.

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