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UK witnessed coldest Monday in nearly 40 years as thermometers hit zero degrees.

The temperature fell to 0.6C on 31 August 2020, which was the coldest Bank Holiday in 40 years.

The UK heralded the coming of autumn with a chill in the air. Temperatures plunged to just above freezing on the last day of summer. The UK witnessed extreme weather for the whole month ending with a low temperature on the bank holiday.

The Met Office tweeted that a low of 0.6C was recorded at 5.13 am at Ravensworth in North Yorkshire, making it the second coldest start to an August Bank Holiday in England since the holiday was introduced in 1965. It was just above the lowest of 0.2C at Kielder Castle in Northumberland in 1983. The average overnight low for North Yorkshire for this time of year is usually about 9C or 10C.

The last year's August Bank Holiday recorded 33.2C, which was in stark contrast to this year's temperature.

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