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Records tumble as winter tightens its grip

Paul Hudson | 11:09 UK time, Sunday, 28 November 2010

UPDATE AT 10pm on Monday 29th Nov

Bradford Lister park recorded minus 7.5C; the coldest November night since records began in 1908.

Linton on Ouse recorded its coldest November night too with minus 11.2C. Remarkably on November 4th the same station recorded its highest daytime November temperature with 17.6C.

Linton on Ouse also recorded this morning at 9am the deepest November lying snow on record at 15cm.

It's been a remarkable night across our region, and the UK, with records tumbling. I haven't access to the full climate records as I am writing this from home, so I don't know the year in which most of the previous records were set.

But here in Yorkshire, Church Fenton recorded minus 13C. This site previously held the record for the coldest November night on record for Yorkshire as a whole, with minus 11.9C.

Now Topcliffe in North Yorkshire holds that record, having recorded minus 14C last night.

Waddington in Lincolnshire also broke its all time November record with minus 8C.

Data for Waddington and Church Fenton go back to the mid 1940's.

Nationally some very low temperatures have also been recorded overnight, with new records in Scotland at Altnaharra with minus 14.4C and Loch Glascarnoch with minus 12.5C.

In Wales, Trawscoed recorded minus 12.5C, Sennybridge minus 15.6C.

In Shropshire, England, Shawbury recorded minus 13.2C and Newport minus 11.8C.

In Northern Ireland, Aldergrove has recorded minus 9C and that beats the previous November lowest (minus 6.6) back in 1962.

The cold weather will be with us all next week. For Yorkshire and Lincolnshire as a strong easterly wind picks up early next week snow showers will become frequent at times, and could be driven as far west as the Pennines. Severe drifting is expected, especially over the hills in the east.


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