Posted: Mon 12th Dec 2022

Coldest night of the year so far as temps dip to -6.5º

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 12th, 2022

Flintshire has experienced the coldest night of the year so far with temperatures falling to a bitterly cold -6.5º.

It is a very cold morning with widespread severe frost, ice on roads and paths as well as patches of freezing fog.

At 5am this morning a temperature of -6.5º with a wind chill factor of -8.3º was recorded at the Hawarden Airport weather station.

A yellow weather alert is in place for Deeside and parts of Flintshire for ice and fog.

The Met Office has said: “Freezing fog and patches of ice likely to lead to some slow or difficult journeys on Sunday night and Monday morning.”

“Freezing fog is expected to become more extensive overnight and could produce significantly reduced visibility to 50-100 metres at times, as well as patchy ice on untreated surfaces.”

It will remain very cold and largely dry through Monday, temperatures are not forecast to rise above 0º.

The cold snap will last until at least Friday.

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