Yes! It was really that cold last week?

Hastings weather volunteers have confirmed what we already knew – it was cold last week!

The maximum temperature on Monday February 8th was -0.6°C, the coldest since February 2018, while last week was the first time – since 1991 – we’ve had six consecutive days in Hastings where the air temperature at 0900 has been at freezing or below.

Councillor Colin Fitzgerald, deputy leader of Hastings Borough Council, says: “These figures show just how cold it was last week!

Ice frozen fountain.

“Although no real surprise at all, it’s very useful to know the figures and I am very grateful to our team of weather volunteers who collect the weather readings every day of the year come rain or shine…or snow or frost! As well as being published locally, these figures are reported daily to the Met Office, and used to help their forecasters.

“We did introduce our severe weather arrangements at the start of the week so that rough sleepers did not have to sleep outside.”

Forecasts also suggest a quick turnaround in temperatures with a predicted to peak at 15°C on Sunday…

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