Temperatures in Skegness drop even lower

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Plunging temperatures continue to grip the region in an icy embrace, with the mercury dipping to its lowest level all winter, for the second day running.

Skegness weatherman Brian Porter recorded a temperature of minus six last night and said it had remained below zero for the past two days.

Despite beating this winter’s record once again, the icy blast has yet to reach the extremes of last year, when Brian took readings of minus seven on a number of occasions.

And in all his 25 years as the town’s Met observer, minus eight has been the lowest temperature he has ever recorded.

Although his detailed weather reports continue to be a talking point in Skegness - for Brian, who is a window cleaner when he’s not recording meteorological data, the freezing conditions have made it impossible to work.

He said: “The water has been freezing on the glass as soon as I try to clean it so I’ve not been able to work at all today.”

The Met Office has forecasted low temperatures, icy conditions and strong winds to last until next week, with snow expected to return to the East Midlands on Friday and Saturday.