A new record low temperature

The temperatures here by the coast are nothing as extreme as those experienced inland. The sea has a moderating effect keeping us cooler in the summer months and much warmer in the winter. So, the temperatures we’re getting at the coast seem almost tropical compared to those recorded inland here in Wales.

However, the Borth and Ynyslas weather station that I run has just recorded a new record low temperature this morning of -6.5ºC. The previous coldest day was January 9th 2009 with a low temperature of -6.2ºC. It may drop lower yet before the sun comes up properly, so I may have to update this later today. But for now, it’s a new record of -6.5ºC here in Ynyslas since records began in December 2005.

5 Responses

  1. Avatar forComment Author Mark says:

    -9.0ºC inland at Pontrhydygroes at the moment, but it did get down to -12.9ºC last night.


    • Avatar forComment Author Alan says:

      Yep, just been checking some other local stats… Most places inland and higher up got to around -10ºC. I think Sennybridge in the Brecon beacons was the coldest place in Wales with a low of -15ºC… Not even close to the record for Wales though of -23.3ºC in Rhayader back in 1940.


  2. Avatar forComment Author Alan says:

    Here are the official temperatures from elsewhere in Wales:

    Sennybridge (307m above sea level): -15C
    Trawscoed (62m): -13C
    Capel Curig (215m): -11C
    Pembrey Sands (6m): -8C
    Rhyl (76m): -8C
    St Athan (49m): -6C
    Aberporth (134m): -6C
    Valley (10m): -5C
    Milford Haven (32m): -5C
    Cardiff Airport (67m): -5C
    Lake Vyrnwy (359m): -5C
    Mumbles (32m): -2C
    Aberdaron (94m): -2C

    Source: Official Met Office weather stations

  3. Avatar forComment Author Lesley says:

    At about 9.30 this morning I put my thermometer outside for about five minutes and it dropped to -10 here in Penparcau

  4. Avatar forComment Author Alan says:

    It actually made it to -6.6ºC in the end here in Ynyslas.


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