Met office issues Yellow alert for freezing conditions covering Peterborough area

The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for snow and ice covering Peterborough today (February 11).

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 8:38 am
Icy conditions are forecast on many roads.

The warning said the area will be affected by icy patches and snow showers which could cause further travel disruption.

The Met Office forecast for the city said temperatures would range from -3C to 2C leaving many roads and paths frozen, although it said there is only a small chance of snow showers reaching the city.

Elsewhere temperatures plunged to below minus 22C overnight, the lowest in the UK in more than two decades, following an “extreme freeze”.

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The mercury dropped to minus 22.9C (minus 9.2F) in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995, the Met Office said.

Forecasters said the last time a temperature below minus 20C was recorded in the UK was December 23, 2010.

Scattered snow showers and some sunshine is forecast for large swathes of the UK over the rest of the day on Thursday.

Yellow weather warnings for areas where wintry weather could cause travel disruption have been issued for the morning, covering the eastern half of Scotland and England, Devon, and south-west Wales.

As the snow clears towards the east through the morning, it could become “quite pleasant outside with the sunshine, although still bitterly cold” in western areas, according to Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir.