The UK Could see Snow in the week leading up to Valentines Day 2022.
Temperatures will plummet across the country.
An Arctic blast will bring a severe frost.
The best betting sites are on alert for the lowest temperature of the year.
Arctic Conditions On The Way
Weather forecasters are predicting arctic blasts in early 2022 with temperatures expected to plummet.
Temperatures could plunge to as low as -5C along with prolonged flurries of snow.
The best betting sites are offering odds of 4/5 that January could be the coldest on record, with large parts of the country seeing some of the white stuff.
We remember the Beast From The East in February 2019 when temperatures dropped to an icy -11 in places, with Scotland as usual hardest hit, and we may see something similar this year.
London which really gets snow is at betting odds of just 1/2 to have snow this month, with other parts of England at similar odds.
The forecasters are unsure on whether it will just be very cold and dry or very cold and snowy, both scenarios however will mean the heating needs turning up.
Scroll down to see the coldest weather tables for the UK and the World.
The Winter Of 1947
Snow fell for 55 days in a row between January and March 1947. Temperatures rarely rose above 0.0°C.
Record-Breaking Weather Conditions
The winter of 1963 was the coldest since records began with temperatures recorded at -20°C. Lakes and Rivers froze, even sea water in places turned to ice.
Coldest Weather Records
The coldest days ever recorded in the United Kingdom was unsurprisingly in Scotland at -27.2 (-17.0 Fahrenheit).
The Eastern UK
The eastern side of the UK is especially prone to extreme cold, with Aberdeenshire in Scotland and Norfolk in England regularly towards the top of the minimum temperature records.
Scotland Lowest Temperature
|-27.2 Degrees Centigrade (-17F)||Braemar, Aberdeenshire||10th January 1982|
|-27.2 Degrees Centigrade (-17F)||Braemar, Aberdeenshire||11th February 1985|
|-27.2 Degrees Centigrade (-17F)||Altnaharra, Sutherland||30th December 1995|
The chilly record is held by two towns Braemar in Aberdeenshire and Altnaharra in Scotland.
England Lowest Temperature
|-26.1 Degrees Centigrade (-15F)||Newport, Shropshire||10th January 1982|
This temperature in England took forecasters by surprise, the country did experience very cold weather in Jan 1982 but -26.1 was not expected.
Newport generally has a mild average climate but that winters day climatic forces aligned to drop the mercury in this rural location.
Wales Lowest Temperature
|-23.3 Degrees Centigrade (-9.9F)||Rhayader, Radnorshire||21st January 1940|
The Mid Wales market town with its open hills fell to a low of 23.3 degrees in 1940, it has not been as cold since.
Northern Ireland Lowest Temperature
|-18.7 Degrees Centigrade (-1.7F)||Castlederg, County Tyrone||24th December 2010|
Northern Ireland because of the moderating effects of the Atlantic Ocean tends not to regularly get extreme cold, winters, as you can see by the tables above
The coldest day in Northern Ireland was -18.7 nearly 10 degrees warmer than Scotland's coldest day.
Coldest By Month
Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature
Naturally, the coldest months are November through to February, but -5.6 in June would have been a surprise for residents in Santon Downham, Norfolk, England.
|Month||Lowest Daily Minimum Temperature||Date||Town - Country|
|January||-27.2||10th January 1982||Braemar - Scotland|
|February||-27.2||11 February 1895||Braemar -Scotland|
|March||-22.8||14th March 1958||Logie Coldstone -Scotland|
|April||-15.4||2nd April 2017||Eskdalemuir -Scotland|
|May||-9.4||4th May 1941||Lynford - England|
|May||-9.4||11th May 1941||Lynford -England|
|June||-5.6||1st June 1962||Santon Downham -England|
|June||-5.6||3rd June 1962||Santon Downham - England|
|June||-5.6||9th June 1955||Dalwhinnie - Scotland|
|July||-2.5||15th July 1977||Lagganlia - Scotland|
|August||-4.5||21st August 1973||Lagganlia - Scotland|
|September||-6.7||26th September 1942||Dalwhinnie - Scotland|
|October||-11.7||28th October 1948||Dalwhinnie - Scotland|
|November||-23.3||14th November 2019||Braemar - Scotland|
|December||-27.2||30th December 1995||Altnaharra - Scotland|
Average Monthly Temperature Since 2015
|Month||Average Monthly Temperature 2015-2021|
January 2021 was the coldest month in 10 years with an average temperature of just 2.2°C. The coldest January on record was 0.9°C in 1963.
Coldest Worldwide Temperatures
Many of those interested in weather betting always want to know What is the coldest temperature ever recorded? the table below answers that temperature question.
Being close to the poles, a clear sky and away from any of the oceans can lead to the perfect conditions for extreme cold.
|Town/Country||Date||Temperature °C||Temperature °F|
|Vostok, Antarctica||21st July 1983||- 89.2°C
||24th August 1960||-88.3°C
|Plateau Station, Antarctica||20th July 1968||-86.2°C
|Dome Argus, Antarctica||July 2005||-82.5°C
|Verkhoyansk, Russia||February 5th 1892||-67.8°C
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