Temperature of -23C in Scotland is UK's lowest in 25 years

Temperature of -23C in Scotland is UK's lowest in 25 years

Temperature of -23C in Scotland is UK’s lowest in 25 years

The Met Office says an overnight temperature of -23C recorded in Scotland is the lowest in more than 25 years.

It was the lowest February temperature since 1955, and the UK’s coldest night since 30 December 1995.

A Met Office yellow snow and ice warning is in place for large parts of the country until 12:00 on Friday.

ScotRail said the winter weather was causing major problems for its services on Thursday morning.

Cold air from Siberia and the Arctic – known as the Beast from the East – had sent temperatures “plummeting” over the last week.

“While we’ve all experienced the cold wind, it’s over the last couple of nights the temperature has got really low, especially in northern Scotland,” he said.

“There are three reasons for this: thick snow on the ground, clear skies and light winds.”

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