More snow set after 'coldest November night in 134 years'
UP to four inches of snow are forecast to hit freezing Derbyshire later this week, while Derby has already shivered in what one expert has claimed was its coldest November night for 134 years.
Amateur weatherman Philip Singleton, of Chaddesden, said that he measured the temperature at -12.2C on Saturday night.
"I checked my records and this is the coldest November night in Derby for 134 years, dating back to 1876, when records began.
"It was also the coldest night in Derby for 25 years, since January 17, 1985, when the temperature was -12.4 Celsius."
The Met Office was last night unable to confirm the claim.
But forecaster Sarah Holland said that temperatures had dipped to -9.2C at the Met Office's nearest weather station to Derbyshire, near Nottingham, at 7am on Sunday morning.
And she warned: "There is the chance of snow flurries throughout the week. There could be between two-and-a-half and four inches of snow falling from Tuesday into Wednesday and this could increase in higher areas."
She said temperatures in most areas of Derbyshire today are not expected to get above 1C.
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