Rotherham as cold as the Antarctic as frost bites

By Michael Upton | 08/01/2018

Rotherham as cold as the Antarctic as frost bites
Winter sun and frost scenes in the Wentworth area of Rotheram. Holy Trinity church, Wentworth

LAST night’s thick frost shouldn’t be repeated this week — but Rotherham mornings will still be as chilly as those in the Antarctic.

The temperature at the South Pole outpost of Rothera hit a high of 3 deg C today — just one degree colder than its near-namesake in South Yorkshire, while the early-morning chill hit harder in the UK.

Tomorrow should bring a cloudy but dry day in Rotherham, with temperatures dropping to around 2 deg C tomorrow morning — seven degrees warmer than we had reported in parts of the borough today.

Wednesday will see the mercury rising a little more, to around 7 deg C, but you may need the de-icer again as frost is set to form in the early hours, with temperatures of about -1 deg C slightly higher than in Rothera.

The Met Office said this morning’s deep frost was due to a cold southeasterly airstream across the UK.

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