Cold weather alert stays as temperatures plunge to -6C
The Independent|January 23, 2022
The UK woke to a frosty start to the weekend as temperatures dipped to almost -6C overnight ahead of potential snow in coming weeks.
CHIARA GIORDANO

Most places held up just above freezing on Friday night due to cloudy conditions, but temperatures plummeted to an overnight low of -5.8C in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.

A cold weather alert has been extended for parts of the east, southeast and southwest until 9am on Wednesday 26 January. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk as freezing conditions persist.

But temperatures are expected to turn milder again before a cold snap returns at the end of the month when forecasters predict unsettled conditions could bring some snowfall.

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