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Temperatures plunge as Upper Lambourn is one of the coldest places in the country

Cold snap continues to affect West Berkshire as Newbury Races cancelled

Chris Ord

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Temperatures plunge in Upper Lambourn last night as cold snap continues

WEST Berkshire saw temperatures plunge to -8°C in some areas last night as temperatures plunged once again.

Upper Lambourn endured arctic conditions as the cold snap continues with the thermometer reaching as low as -8.4°C making it one of the coldest areas in the country.

The subzero temperatures once again meant that residents were reaching for the de-icer this morning as they woke up to more frosty conditions across the district.

The freezing weather also meant that race officials called off today's meeting at Newbury Racecourse following an early morning inspection.

Monday night saw the thermometer drop to around -4°C across the region making it the coldest night of the winter creating a wintery scenes on Tuesday morning with many of you taking the opportunity to take some pictures.

Jinny North snapped this picture of the Kennet and Avon Canal by Victoria Park.

This image of a frosty Stroud Green was snapped by Amy Beatwell.

However, according to the Met Office the cold spell is not due to last with temperatures set to rise going in to the weekend.

The Met Office says today will be dry and sunny with maximum temperatures reaching 5°C with overnight temperatures dropping once more leading to a frosty start on Thursday before things start to warm up on Friday.

You can send your winter pictures into chris.ord@newburynews.co.uk

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