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UK weather: Freak cold snap to last all week as mercury plunges to chilling -2C

The mercury is set to plunge as a freak May cold snap grips the country from Wednesday, seeing a return to sub zero temperatures for many.

May's Bank Holiday smashed records this weekend when it became the coldest ever recorded. Freezing temperatures hit many parts of the country with a biting -5.9C recorded at Kinbrace in the Highlands in Scotland.

And to add to the cold weather misery a severe weather warning for wind was also in force yesterday as gales and heavy showers lashed many parts of the UK.

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