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Old 05-29-2013, 08:32 PM
 
Location: London
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Wasn't there already a similar thread to this?

Anyway for London:

-11C (12.2F), following a low of -16C, Greenwich Observatory, 20 January, 1838:

More recently:

Warlingham, south London: -9.1C (15.6F) January 1987:


And depending on how far back in time you're prepared to go, other potential candidates include :

25 December, 1796: low of -21C. No information on the daily high, but likely below -10C.

25 January, 1795: low of -21C (at Marylebone, now pretty central). Again no information on the daily high, but likely below -10C.

3 January, 1740: -24C as the low in Upminster. As above, if the low is remotely accurate, the daily high was very likely below -10C.

First half of February 1684: based on reconstructed records: CET averaged (minus) 6.6 degC: the coldest 15 day period of the entire 353 year record.

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon - Saskatchewan, Canada
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I only have recent data.

2005: 6ºC - 42.8ºF (September 13)
2006: 7ºC - 44.6ºF (July 29)
2007: 7ºC - 44.6ºF (May 29)
2008: 7ºC - 44.6ºF (September 5 and 6)
2009: 6ºC - 42.8ºF (July 24)
2010: 4ºC - 39.2ºF (August 4)
2011: 5ºC - 41.0ºF (August 2)
2012: 8ºC - 46.4ºF (July 7 and August 26)

So, the best months for low maximums are July and August. If we registered 4ºC in 2010 our record can be 1 or 2ºC maybe.

Bonus:
2013: 14ºC - 57.2ºF (May 7)
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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16ºF (-9º) on January 14, 1950. Sort of pathetic, if you ask me.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Dalby, Queensland
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Record low maximums for Queensland:

Dalby: 6.9C/44F
Brisbane: 10.2C/50F
Charleville: 8.1C/47F
Mackay: 10C/50F
Townsville: 13.9C/57F
Cairns: 14.3C/58F (Surprisingly low!)
Longreach: 8.3C/47F
Mount Isa: 9.4C/49F
Wallangarra: 2.4C/36F (Queensland record)
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:19 AM
 
Location: manchester
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-3c
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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-11F/-24c, Christmas Eve 1983, and again on January 18, 1994.

I was a paperboy the winter of 1983. That cold snap was a lousy couple of days to do my route. My parents drove but I still had to get out and run up to a lot of houses/doors. Tips were generous though since they didn't expect to get their papers on Christmas Eve at 11 below zero.

In 1994 I was at college. UHDS told us not to leave our dorms unless it was an emergency -- but then the university didn't cancel classes. Excellent communications coordination.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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-13.6c/7F on January 8, 1985. That day had a low of -22.1c/-7F.

January 1985 was the coldest month since the fifties, with average high of -2.3c/27F and average low of -10.8c/12.6F.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Finland
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-30.3C on 9 January 1987.
Helsinki, where I was living then had -32.5C. My mom broke the radiator thermostat. Luckily I don't remember anything of that week. We had 8 nights in a row below -30C.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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i think -19°C is the record for gothenburg city center.

the airport outside has -23°C as the record, from 1987.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Manila
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I don't have any firm record of what the lowest daily maximum on record for Manila is but I do remember a day when Manila struggled to rise above 22-23C back late in Nov 2007. Most people at my uni (even the European exchange students) were wearing sweatshirts or sweaters or jackets that day...

I've never forgotten that cuz days like that are so damn rare in uber-tropical Manila!
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