UK hits lowest temperature since 1995 after ‘extreme freeze’

London: The UK has recorded what is thought to be its lowest the temperature in more than 25 years after the mercury plummeted to -23C in northern Scotland.

The Met Office said the temperature in Braemar, the Aberdeenshire town famed for its Highland games, reached -23C (-9.2F), the coldest recorded in the UK since 30 December 1995 and the first time in a decade the mercury has dropped below -20C.

The Met Office said the temperature in Braemar, the Aberdeenshire town famed for its Highland games, reached -23C (-9.2F), the coldest recorded in the UK since 30 December 1995 and the first time in a decade the mercury has dropped below -20C.

The record-breaking temperatures come after a freezing night for much of the UK, with temperatures seeming reluctant to climb in the aftermath of Storm Darcy.

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