Mikaela Ian Pearman – Bermuda Sun Online edition Dec 21, 2010
Temperatures hit a record low of 48 degrees today, making it the coldest day of the year.
It’s two degrees lower than the previous record for a December day. Last Thursday, December 16, the low was 50 degrees, tying the previous record low for December.
The coldest day ever recorded in Bermuda was 44 degrees on February 27, 1950.
Michelle Pitcher, meteorologist for the Bermuda Weather Service said: “This morning we reached a record low temperature of 48F/9C.
“The previous low for today was 54F/12C set in 1955. This is also the new lowest recorded for the month of December; the previous low was 50F/10C.
“Finally, this is also the lowest temperature so far of 2010.”
Today is it cloudy with a risk of thunder and hail continuing through the morning.
Strong winds are coming from the northwest, with gale fore gusts to storm force. Gusts are expected to increase along with heavier rain showers.
The chilly conditions are expected to linger this evening with a low near 55 degrees.
And stormy conditions will continue for the rest of the week with highs near 65 degrees and lows near 57 degrees.
A thunderstorm advisory and both a gale and storm warning are valid for this morning.
Temperatures reach record lows of -16degrees
Businessandleadership.com – December 20, 2010
Met Éireann said that record low temperatures were seen in parts of the country last night, with some areas seeing temperatures as low as -16degrees.
Sub-zero temperatures are expected to last for a few more days with a thaw not expected until Christmas Eve.
Forecaster Evelyn Cusack said that there will be no thaw until Christmas Day, when rain and southerly winds are more likely.
The weather continues to cause chaos for travellers. The AA has issued road warnings across the country. Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann have confirmed that most services are running as normal but there are some curtailments. Travellers are advised to check their websites – www.dublinbus.ie and www.buseireann.ie – before setting out on their journeys.
Meanwhile, heavy snowfall in Europe is disrupting air traffic.
Irish airports are all open but flights have been affected by conditions in mainland Europe and the UK.
The Dublin Airport Authority has asked all customers to check their airline’s website before coming to the airport.
London airports have been badly affected. Heathrow has reopened this morning but delays and cancellations are expected throughout the day.