Cumbria was amongst the coldest places in the UK on Wednesday evening with temperatures dropping to below minus six degrees.

The temperature at Keswick fell to minus 6.1 degrees and the Met Office has recorded the lowest temperatures in November since 2010 in parts of Cumbria.

With the UK sitting in cold air from northern Scandinavia the weather is turning much colder for the rest of this week and the start of next with daytime temperatures struggling to get above single figures and overnight temperatures staying below freezing for much of the country.

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The cold regime looks likely to continue into next week, with a good deal of dry sunny weather for many. However, showers remain possible, particularly in eastern coastal areas, and these could be wintry at times.

The UKHSA has issued yellow and amber cold-health alerts for the health sector covering northern regions of England through until December 5.