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Coldest night of the year brings wintery scenes to West Berkshire

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Chris Ord


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FREEZING overnight temperatures meant that West Berkshire residents awoke to wintery scenes this morning with most surfaces covered in a thick blanket of ice and frost.

In what was the coldest night of the winter so far temperatures dropped to as low as  -4°C in some parts causing the lake at the Nature Discovery Centre at Thatcham to freeze, while the Victoria Park pond in the centre of Newbury was also partially frozen over.

Residents are again advised to wrap up with a cold afternoon and evening predicted which could see temperatures fall even lower over night.

The Met Office is say it will be a cold, dry day with light winds, and clear skies leading to temperatures quickly falling in the evening with a widespread sharp frost developing overnight.

Overnight temperatures could once again reach as low as -4°C, possibly lower in some parts, leading to a frosty start on Wednesday.

However the cold snap is not set to last with milder weather expected towards the end of the week while temperatures could possibly reach double figures by the weekend.

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