Snow chaos: Coventry’s coldest December for 120 years

THIS month is set to become the coldest December in Coventry and Warwickshire since records began 120 years ago. | Dec 21, 2010

By Cara Simpson, Duncan Gibbons and Sam Dimmer

The average temperature for the first three weeks of the month was -0.2 degrees Celsius, compared to a December average of 5C.

The mercury plummeted to a teeth-chattering -11C on Sunday night – the coldest since 1981.

The big chill is set to continue with sub-zero daytime temperatures and the risk of more snow right up to Christmas Eve.

Steve Jackson, of Coventry’s Bablake Weather Centre, said: “We may well be on the verge of an historic winter record, with every chance that this December could become the coldest December in Coventry since 1890.’’

Motorists this morning faced more dangerous driving conditions.

Warning as the show chaos continues

PEOPLE are being warned to stay at home as the deep freeze tightens its grip on Coventry and Warwickshire.

All trains through Coventry were suspended after power cables came down in a tunnel between Tile Hill and Berkswell yesterday afternoon.

The cables, which were tangled around a train, needed to be untangled before being replaced. Services around the region were diverted away from the affected line but commuters in the city were left stranded.

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