UK weather: London set for deep freeze with coldest April night for 70 YEARS


London could face its coldest ever April night tonight as temperatures are set to continue to plummet after the UK recorded its second sunniest ever March on record

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Londoners brace for a deep freeze as one of the coldest April nights since 1949 could sweep the capital.

Temperatures could drop as low as -3C ahead of a freezing weekend that will see the country battered by Arctic winds.

This comes after the last few days have seen snow falling across parts of Britain.

Now the cold snap that interrupted 20C plus sunny days looks set to stay and the capital could see its coldest ever April night.

London’s coldest ever April night was captured at Heathrow Airport, one of the capital’s main weather stations, was -3.1C, recorded 73 years ago in 1949.

Britain’s all time coldest night was a freezing -12.8C in January 1962.







The cold Arctic blast is set to grip the nation over the coming nights
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Tonight temperatures could plummet once again to -3C with similarly cold temperatures expected tomorrow.

This means the record for April’s coldest night could be up for grabs.

During the day, the mercury is expected to reach 9C on Saturday and 11C on Sunday.

This comes after last night’s temperatures plummeted as low as -8C in the Scottish Highlands at Tulloch Bridge.

Meanwhile, Sennybridge in Wales saw -6.7C and England’s low was in Bridgefoot, Cumbria with -4.8C.

The Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning covering much of the east coast of England into Scotland.

Running from midnight tonight to 10am tomorrow, the yellow ice warning brings the chance of snow and hail showers which could lead to dangerous icy surfaces or travel disruption.

The Met Office warned of injuries from the ice and to take care when out walking and driving.

The warning covers from near Eyemouth in Scotland to the bottom of Lincolnshire.

Wintry showers are forecast to continue through tonight and into the beginning of the weekend.







The coldest ever April night on record reached just below -3C
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Up to 1.2inches of snow could fall, above 200m, in parts of Northumberland and the North York Moors.

This comes as the UK recorded its sunniest March since 1929, and its second sunniest March ever on record.

Sunshine and clear skies blessed the UK for an average of 166.1 hours of sun across the 31 days.

Northern Ireland recorded nearly twice as much sunshine as it usually does in a March, with a massive 90 per cent hike.

Similarly, Scotland saw a huge 64 per cent in the hours of sunshine it received and England had its second sunniest March ever.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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