Jump to content
Holidays
Local
Radar
Snow?
Sign in to follow this  
damianslaw

Coldest minima winter 2018-2019 season

Recommended Posts

BBC mentioned a low of -11 degrees in Braemar I think last night which would make it the coldest min of the season so far..

This would be easily beaten by the end of the month if the output on offer by a number of models today comes to fruition. Hoping this thread will be quite active later next week, with some widespread mins below -10 degrees, and in cold spots below -15 degrees, certainly very plausible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 18/01/2019 at 21:09, damianslaw said:

BBC mentioned a low of -11 degrees in Braemar I think last night which would make it the coldest min of the season so far..

This would be easily beaten by the end of the month if the output on offer by a number of models today comes to fruition. Hoping this thread will be quite active later next week, with some widespread mins below -10 degrees, and in cold spots below -15 degrees, certainly very plausible.

That -11c in Braemar might be worth a punt for coldest temp for winter 2018/19.

Edited by Sceptical

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Sceptical said:

That -11c in Braemar might be worth a punt for coldest temp for winter 2018/19.

A long way to go yet but minimums above -11 have only set the record on 3 occasions in 110 years

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not saying it wasn't -11C at Braemar but are you sure it was not the -10.7C I quoted earier for Aboyne, which is not far away?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got a little carried away on Friday evening it seems in view of the model output at the time - alas the -11 degree figure unlikely to be under threat now next week - with no deep cold uppers arriving.

However, most likely will be under threat the following week.

Would be interested to note the date records for absolute lowest min over say the last 30 years, and how many times have this occurred in December, January or February or indeed November and March! I remember 2001 delivered very low minima in early March, down close to -20 degrees I think! - shows how cold conditions can be still in late February and early March. Last year was the same as well.

Edited by damianslaw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, damianslaw said:

I got a little carried away on Friday evening it seems in view of the model output at the time - alas the -11 degree figure unlikely to be under threat now next week - with no deep cold uppers arriving.

However, most likely will be under threat the following week.

Would be interested to note the date records for absolute lowest min over say the last 30 years, and how many times have this occurred in December, January or February or indeed November and March! I remember 2001 delivered very low minima in early March, down close to -20 degrees I think! - shows how cold conditions can be still in late February and early March. Last year was the same as well.

Top ten coldest recorded temperatures in the UK

https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2012/10/16/top-ten-coldest-recorded-temperatures-in-the-uk/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes we might squeeze a -12 degrees in Highland Scotland tonight, thanks to snow cover, light winds, clear skies, and low dewpoints and thicknesses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apart from the mountain tops Loch Glascarnoch and Strathallan seem to be leading the way at the moment at around -6C

Edited by Norrance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Strathallan at -9C is the coldest that I have seen so far this morning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was -10.2 the official coldest min then.. not quite as low as might have been expected.

Good chance the -12 degree will be breached in the not too distant future..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lowest temperature for winter 2018/19 might be set over the next few days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BBC have suggested -15 degrees in Highlands tonight, would be good to know current temps, and whether chance -12 at least will be breached making it the coldest night of the season so far. The next few nights look very cold over Grampian region.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Minimum Temperature Last 24h - 01/31/2019 at 07:00 UTC

No.LocationStation IDAmount

1Loch Glascarnoch (United Kingdom)03031-12.7°C

2Redesdale (United Kingdom)03230-10.4°C

3Shap (United Kingdom)03225-10°C

4Topcliffe (United Kingdom)03265-9.9°C

5Sennybridge (United Kingdom)03507-9.3°C

6Aboyne (United Kingdom)03080-8.8°C

7Benson (United Kingdom)03658-8.8°C

8Leeming (United Kingdom)03257-8.7°C

9Altnaharra (United Kingdom)03044-8.6°C

10Cairngorm (United Kingdom)03065-8.6°C

11Drumalbin (United Kingdom)03155-8.5°C

12Magilligan No 2 (United Kingdom)03907-8.5°C

13Bournemouth Airport (United Kingdom)03862-8.2°C

14Farnborough (United Kingdom)03768-8.2°C

15Aonach Mor (United Kingdom)03041-8.1°C

Script courtesy of  Michael Holden of Relay Weather. Data courtesy of Ogimet

 

 

 

 

 



 




 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Official Met O lowest minima in so far.

Loch Glascarnoch -12.7C

Braemar -12.5C

Balmoral -12.0C

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Norrance said:

Official Met O lowest minima in so far.

Loch Glascarnoch -12.7C

Braemar -12.5C

Balmoral -12.0C

 

and now -13.6C in Loch G from Met Office 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apart from the minima I wonder what the low max for today will be. Even here near the sea my current temp is -3.1C and I didn’t get below -6C last night. Inland it must be very cold still.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Braemar now confirmed as getting down to -14.4C

Lowest of the Winter so far.

Edited by Norrance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Areas of upper Deeside are forecast to be comfortably below -20C late this evening (screenshots from Met Office forecast map for 2000 and 2100). It's hit or miss whether these local cold pools will be near enough human habitation to be recorded, though - Braemar would still only be -13C at the time.

2000.JPG

2100.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where's the coldest maxima thread? 🙂 Ours was -2.1C.

Edited by Aleman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...