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Devon hit by -19C temperatures
A snowy scene at Uffculme
A snowy scene at Uffculme

Devon had one of its coldest nights on record, with some people reporting temperatures of -19C during Thursday night and Friday morning.

Officially, Devon County Council recorded temperatures of -16C.

If that is confirmed by the Met Office, it will be the lowest ever temperature recorded in Devon, beating the previous record low of -15C in Exeter in 1958.

The lowest anecdotal reports of -19C came from residents in the mid-Devon village of Lapford.

BBC South West weather presenter David Braine said the conditions are all down to where the weather is coming from.

"It's because we've got Arctic air across us, so our air is coming from the Arctic, from the north east," said David.

"And it doesn't have any sea track, it's coming over land, which means the warming influence of relatively milder sea temperatures isn't there."

Schools have been severely disrupted by the continued cold snap, with closures right across the county again on Friday.

And the wintry weather is set to continue for the next few days, with more snow on the way for the weekend.

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