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Coldest night in years as temperatures plummet below -15C

Weather warning in place for snow and ice across large parts of the country.

Freezing: Temperatures dropped to as low as -15.3C.
Freezing: Temperatures dropped to as low as -15.3C.

Scotland experienced its coldest night for more than eight years as temperatures dropped below -15C.

Temperatures in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, fell as low as -15.4C, making it the coldest night in Scotland since November 2010, when the mercury fell to -16.1C in Altnaharra, the same hamlet which saw an incredible drop to a bitingly cold -22.3C earlier in January 2010.

The lowest recorded temperature for Braemar on record is -27.2C, on January 10, 1982.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for large parts of the country, including Tayside, Fife, Grampian and the Highlands.

The Met Office said roads and railways were likely to be affected with longer journey times expected, and warned of potential injuries caused by icy surfaces.

The freezing conditions has also caused several school closures throughout the Highlands for a third day in a row. The council confirmed that at least 14 primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries would all be closed for the day.

Some flights to England out of Glasgow and Edinburgh airport were cancelled, due to conditions south of the border.

Laura Piper, from the STV Weather team, said: "Scotland experienced a very cold and frosty night and we continue to see wintry showers in the north and across the western and northern isles.

"We have plenty of bright sunshine across most parts of the country today though, but we do have another cold night ahead of us with a risk of ice in places, conditions which will continue into the weekend.

"Through this evening, showers over northern Scotland will merge into longer periods of snow and here accumulations of 2-5cm are possible with 5-10cm perhaps falling over higher routes.

"Please do take care if you are heading out of doors as travel conditions could be challenging, and do wrap up nice and warm."

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