Now temperatures hit minus 18º
Date: 30 December 2009
By John Ross
SCOTLAND remained in the grip of a deep freeze yesterday with snow and ice disrupting travel on roads, rail and air.
Temperatures plunged to -18C at Braemar in Aberdeenshire – the coldest night so far this winter.
At Tyndrum in Stirlingshire the mercury dropped to -17C while at Strathallan in Perthshire it was -16C.
Flights were delayed or cancelled as snow c
ADVERTISEMENTlosed Inverness Airport yesterday morning, although it opened later.
Sub zero temperatures also caused disruption on the railways, with a number of ScotRail's Glasgow Central services, including those to Ayr, Largs, Ardrossan Harbour and Wemyss Bay, reduced.
The Met Office issued weather warnings for roads in Strathclyde, Tayside and Fife, Central and south-west Scotland, and Lothian and Borders, while Transport Scotland said routes across the country were affected by icy conditions.
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“Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past”. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.