BOURNEMOUTH Airport recorded one of the lowest temperatures in the UK overnight at minus 3.9C.

A spokesman for Wessex Weather also recorded minus 2.2C in Wimborne.

And there are even forecasts for some wintry showers of sleet or snow in Dorset tomorrow.

This morning a spokesman for Bournemouth and Poole weather said: "It’s a cold start, -3C outside currently and it’ll be another cold day. Plenty of sun initially then later this afternoon the chance of a few wintry showers."

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A heavy frost and lows of minus 4C are predicted tonight.

The coldest place in the UK last night was Great Dun Fell in the Pennines with a chilly temperature of minus 7.2C.

Just last week the UK recorded its warmest March day in 53 years with the mercury reaching 24.5C.