Scottish village endures the coldest night of the year

Scotland has recorded its coldest night of the year so far as temperatures plunged to minus 10.2C.

Forecasters said the temperature was recorded overnight into today in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

The Met Office tweeted: "In northern Scotland it's been very #cold, with a low of -10.2C at Braemar, making it the coldest night of the year so far."

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It recorded a temperature of minus 27.2C on January 10, 1982, which was equalled in Altnaharra, Sutherland, on December 30, 1995.

The Met Office tweeted: "In northern Scotland it's been very #cold, with a low of -10.2C at Braemar, making it the coldest night of the year so far." picture: GettyImages