UK weather: Temperature falls to almost -10C in parts of UK

Tania Snuggs, news reporter

Parts of the UK have had the coldest night of the year so far, with temperatures plummeting to almost -10C in places.

Rural Scotland is suffering the worst of the cold weather with -9.9C recorded in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

On Sunday night, temperatures equalled the lowest of the autumn so far, reaching -8.6C (17.4F) in Tulloch Bridge and Dalwhinnie.

In Northern Ireland, they dipped to -5.1C (22.8F) in Katesbridge, County Down.

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a cold weather warning until 12pm on Wednesday.

PHE is urging people to look out for anyone who may need help to stay warm.

Dr Emer O'Connell said: "Older people and those with heart and lung problems are at risk of getting sick in cold weather."

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for fog until 11am on Tuesday, saying there is a chance of flight delays or cancellations and bus and train services could also be disrupted.

Sky News weather presenter Stephanie Gaulter said: "The winds have been bringing in cold air from the north over the past few days, bringing us a decidedly cold feel to the weather.

"The winds are expected to drop out overnight across Britain and this, combined with clear skies, will allow temperatures to plummet.

"Despite the icy feel, it's unlikely to be the coldest November on record - that was -23.3C (-9.94F) in Braemar in 1919. Now that is cold!"

But the chilly spell is not thought to last too long, with temperatures expected to rise throughout the week - although more cloud will push through in the south west from the Atlantic, bringing an increasing chance of rain.

There is also a chance of some showers along the North Sea coast and in the far east of Scotland.

Large parts of the country remain flooded, with experts warning there could be problems into Tuesday.

On Monday, the Environment Agency issued 35 flood warnings.

Sunday saw the rivers Severn and Avon burst their banks, leaving properties waterlogged in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.