East Anglia wakes to sub-zero temperatures

PUBLISHED: 10:57 30 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 30 September 2018

A frosty East Anglia this morning (Image: Jo Clarke)

A frosty East Anglia this morning (Image: Jo Clarke)


“Another night, another air frost” said Weatherquest’s Dan Holley this morning, as some parts of East Anglia woke to temperatures below freezing.

The village of Santon Downham on the Norfolk/Suffolk border recorded a reading of -0.9C this morning, reminding us all that winter is well and truly on its way.

Mr Holley also Tweeted that since 1981, we have only had two other years which have produced three September air frosts - back in 1986 and again in 2003.

Last week, East Anglia also had its coldest September night in 15 years. Again Santon Downham recorded the lowest overnight temperatures, dipping to a chilly -1.1C overnight.

Some people on social media have speculated whether these cold autumnal temperatures could mean we will see another extreme winter and a return of the Beast from the East. However Mr Holley was quick to remind people that “three air frosts in September does not necessarily maketh a cold winter” also showing that there was little correlation between the chilly 1986/2003 Septembers and their subsequent winters. In fact, they were both above average in the end.


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