Cold snap grips U.K.

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Drivers deal with snow in Worcester, England, UK, 12 Dec 2017 (Sky News)

An Arctic chill lowered temperatures to -13 C in Shawbury near Manchester which was the lowest in the United Kingdom since -14 C in Braemar, Scotland in February 2016.

The cold comes after heavy snow fell with as much as 30 cm in parts of Wales knocking out power to tens of thousands.

Snow also fell in London where cancellations were reported at Heathrow Airport as plows cleared runways.

Snow and ice also delayed train schedules and created slick road conditions across the country.

Cold Easter in UK

Courtesy Accuweather.com

Courtesy Accuweather.com

The coldest temperature ever recorded for 31 March was set in Braemar, Scotland with a low today of -12.5°C.

It was also chilly in London this morning with a low of -2.8°C, several degrees below normal.

The UK Met Office reports that the average monthly temperature across the entire United Kingdom was 2.5-3.0°C below normal – the coldest March since 1962.

Meanwhile in Greater Moncton, it was a pleasant Easter day with sunshine and a high of 10.0°C – the warmest daytime high of the month.