There is no immediate respite from the freezing weather after the UK experienced its coldest Easter on record.

Braemar, a village in the Scottish Highlands, measured -12.5C in the early hours of Sunday morning, well below the previous record of -9.8C set in 1960.

Spring is even set to be chillier than winter, the first time this has happened in 38 years.

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Farming has been hit hard by the weather


The warmest weather on Monday was seen in Ayr in Scotland where temperatures reached a heady 8C.

But further north in Aviemore it was a decidedly frosty -9C.

Temperatures are set to remain low until around mid-April although no significant snowfall is forecast.

The unseasonal weather has been having dire effects on farming. New-born lambs have struggled to find food in the frozen conditions and many have died.

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  • Spring weather March 31st

    A jogger takes a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    Joggers take a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A cyclist takes a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A cyclist takes a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A cyclist gives a thumbs up as he passes alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A cyclist takes a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A cyclist takes a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A cyclist takes a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A cyclist takes a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    A lamb with its mother in a field in Langley, Cheshire.

  • Spring weather March 31st

    Joggers take a route alongside large snow drifts which still remain on the roads near Holme Moss on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

  • Spring Snowflakes stand in the snow in a park in Flechtingen, eastern Germany, Saturday March 30, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache)

  • Spring weather March 29th

    A digger clears snow from the road outside Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    Chickens search for food alongside a partly buried car outside Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    A digger continues to clear snow from the roads leading to Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    Ducks walk in snow near Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, remains surrounded by deep snow in Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    A digger continues to clear snow from the roads leading to Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    A digger continues to clear snow from the roads leading to Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    Barman Oliver Tempest rolls a barrel to the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    Ducks walk around Britain's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 29th

    Barman Oliver Tempest rolls a barrel to the Tan Hill Inn, Tan Hill, North Yorkshire.

  • Spring weather March 28

    A cyclist braves the snow near Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    A cyclist braves the snow near Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    British soldiers train in the snow on the shooting ranges above Catterick, North Yorkshire, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    A lamb follows its mother across a snow covered field near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    British soldiers train in the snow on the shooting ranges above Catterick, North Yorkshire, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    A snow plough tries to clear the road between Reeth and Tan Hill in the Yorkshire Dales, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    A cyclist braves the snow near Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    A cyclist braves the snow near Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Spring weather March 28

    A lamb is sheltered by its mother in fields near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, as this March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.

  • Piles of snow line a road near Colne in northern England, March 27, 2013. The weather this spring is in contrast to that of last March which was the third warmest on record. Some economists have said the cold has the potential to push the UK into a second quarter of falling national output which would cause a triple-dip recession. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Traffic passes snow drifts near Colne in northern England, March 27, 2013. The weather this spring is in contrast to that of last March which was the third warmest on record. Some economists have said the cold has the potential to push the UK into a second quarter of falling national output which would cause a triple-dip recession. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Diane, right, and Jack Dalby clear snow from the driveway of Mrs Dalby's 78 year old father Douglas Cottam, not in picture, so that Mr Cottam can attend a medical appointment near Colne in northern England, March 27, 2013. The weather this spring is in contrast to that of last March which was the third warmest on record. Some economists have said the cold has the potential to push the UK into a second quarter of falling national output which would cause a triple-dip recession. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Spring weather March 27

    A learner driver drives down Ranelagh Drive in Richmond which was briefly flooded due to spring tides leaving parked cars under water.

  • Spring weather March 27

    A woman walks her dog down Ranelagh Drive in Richmond which was briefly flooded due to spring tides leaving parked cars under water.

  • Spring weather March 27

    Ranelagh Drive in Richmond was briefly flooded due to spring tides leaving parked cars under water.

  • Spring weather March 27

    A Range Rover drives down Ranelagh Drive in Richmond which was briefly flooded due to spring tides leaving parked cars under water.

  • Spring weather March 27

    Billy Mundell, 86, tries to clear snow from his home at Carnalbanagh, above the Glens of Antrim. For a second day an RAF Chinook helicopter will drop food to animals cut off from farmers.

  • Spring weather March 27

    A digger tries to clear roads of high snow drift in the hills above the Glens of Antrim. For a second day an RAF Chinook helicopter will drop food to animals cut off from farmers.

  • Spring weather March 27

    EDITORS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENTA dead sheep buried in snow drifts above the Glens of Antrim as thousands of sheep are feared dead in the area. For a second day an RAF Chinook helicopter will drop food to animals cut off from farmers.

  • Spring weather March 27

    EDITORS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENTA dead sheep buried in snow drifts above the Glens of Antrim as thousands of sheep are feared dead in the area. For a second day an RAF Chinook helicopter will drop food to animals cut off from farmers.

  • Spring weather March 27

    New born lambs look for food in the Scottish Borders as heavy snow showers cover the area.

  • Spring weather March 27

    New born lambs look for food in the Scottish Borders as heavy snow showers cover the area.

  • Spring weather March 27

    Drivers make their way in difficult conditions in the Scottish Borders as heavy snow showers cover the area.

  • Spring weather March 27

    Drivers make their way in difficult conditions in the Scottish Borders as heavy snow showers cover the area.

  • Spring weather March 27

    New born lambs look for food in the Scottish Borders as heavy snow showers cover the area.

  • Spring weather March 27

    A house in Kintyre, Scotland surrounded by snow as work to restore power in goes on as communities face a sixth day without power.

  • Spring weather March 27

    Work to restore power in Kintyre, Scotland goes on as communities face a sixth day without power.

  • Spring weather March 26th

    Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones (centre), smiles as he pulls out a pregnant sheep that was trapped beneath snow on his farm in Llanfairfechan, North Wales which was found by one of his sheepdogs, Cap, after hours of searching.

  • Spring weather March 26th

    Workers fix a power line in Kintyre in Scotland as communities face a fourth day without power.


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