Heavy snow blankets Cornish beaches after UK shivers coldest night since 2012

Written by on January 31, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

While it’s remained clear with pockets of freezing fog over the Northern UK, snow has been spreading eastwards through today from Cornwall to Kent and points as far north as Birmingham courtesy of the next Atlantic low moving in.


The snow band shall drop 2-4cm widely over south and southeast England tonight, locally 10cm for parts of East Anglia and higher elevations around Greater London.

The heavy snow prompted an amber warning for inland parts of the Southwest and south Wales.

This was the scenes in Cornwall earlier today.

For Newquay on Cornwall’s north coast, up until last March’s beast from the east, measurable snow had not been recorded since January 2010.

With prime cooling conditions in place, Braemar, Aberdeenshire not only witnessed the UK’s coldest minimum temp of this winter (-14.4C) last night but also the UK’s coldest night since 11 February, 2012 when Holbeach, Linc hit -15.6C.


All we need at this the coldest point in the winter is cool air, clear, calm skies over snow covered ground.

Glasgow Airport dipped to -8C.

Loch Glascarnoch came in a close this morning with -13.6C.

Credit: Highlands and Islands Weather

Last night also proved coldest for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Met Office

Following the -14.4C recorded this morning, Braemar only warmed to -6.2C and was already back below -10C at 4pm.

Tonight is already a cold one and on pace to surpass last night’s over Highland Scotland.

Credit: Meteoceil

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