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Holbeach looking chilly as overnight temperatures fall to record lows

Holbeach looking chilly as overnight temperatures fall to record lows

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HOLBEACH was officially the coldest town in the UK on Friday night, with temperatures dipping to -15.6C.

But it wasn’t the coldest locally with unofficial but reliable readings of -17C at Deeping St Nicholas and Cowbit that night.

Eastern England and Lincolnshire especially got the worst of the cold snap, and the reason Holbeach rather than Deeping St Nicholas made the national news was that the observation equipment on the range at RAF Holbeach is officially recognised by the Met Office.

Lucy Watts, of Vine House Farm, took the Deeping St Nicholas reading – much colder than last winter’s night-time low of -13.5C on December 7, and close to equalling the previous coldest temperature of -19C recorded in the 1980s.