Baby, it’s cold outside!
Britain recorded the lowest temperature in 26 years on Thursday after a bitingly cold blast of Siberian weather swirled in from Russia, pushing temperatures down to minus 23 Celsius (almost minus 10 Fahrenheit) in the Scottish Highlands.
The temperature in the village of Braemar fell to minus 23C at 0813 GMT, the lowest temperature recorded since 1995, and the lowest February temperature in Britain since 1955 when Winston Churchill was still prime minister.
Britain’s national meteorological service said:
“We can now confirm that last night was the coldest February night across the UK since 23rd February 1955. That includes the infamous winter of 1962/1963.”
The fountains in Trafalgar Square froze and children tried to toboggan in London parks.