The highest air pressure for over 60 years has been recorded in the UK, according to the Met Office.
The chilly weekend continued on Sunday as the mercury dipped below zero and fog coated large parts of the country.
Security was even tighter than usual at Fort George today as the gates had to be closed amidst high winds that continued to cause disruption to roads, ferry services and schools in the north.
Motorists were warned to move their cars away from the River Dee as Storm Brendan continued to lash the region and caused the expanse to burst its banks yesterday.
Stormy weather conditions which disrupted flights and tore the roof from a building are due to ease temporarily – before another spell of wind and rain hits the UK.
Witnesses have described the moment a large section of an apartment block’s roof came crashing down onto Slough’s high street.
There has been widespread disruption across the north and north-east of Scotland today after the region was battered with heavy wind, rain and snow overnight.
Disruption is expected as high winds continue to batter parts of Scotland.
Storm Brendan lashed the coastlines around the north yesterday as waves swamped roads and crippled transport links.
Storm Brendan has struck parts of the UK, with gusts of up to 80mph and heavy rainfall expected to sweep across the country.
An 87mph gust of wind has hit the Western Isles where all schools are closed to pupils as Storm Brendan batters Scotland.
Schools closed, ferries cancelled: Storm Brendan batters the north and more bad weather is on its way
Storm Brendan has arrived in the north causing schools to close and travel disruption across the region.
Gusts of up to 80mph could hit parts of the UK as Storm Brendan sweeps in, prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning.
Schools closed and warning over coastal flooding as Storm Brendan heads for the north and north-east
Schools in the Western Isles are all closed today with gales of up to 100mph poised to batter parts of the north and north-east well into Wednesday.
Wind and rain will batter parts of the UK as Storm Brendan sweeps in, prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning.
The island of Ireland is bracing for the arrival of Storm Brendan amid warnings of high winds and flooding.
Strong gales of up to 80mph are set to sweep across parts of the UK on Monday.
Meteorologists have confirmed that a new UK maximum temperature record for December was set in the Highlands last month.
Gales of up to 100mph battered the north yesterday and caused major disruption to ferries.
Adverse weather conditions are taking a toll on the north and north-east of Scotland today as numerous flights and ferry services are cancelled, schools shut to pupils and homes are left without power.
A large area of the north west was battening down the hatches with wind speeds of up to 75mph predicted today.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as strong winds of up to 70mph are expected to hit parts of the Highlands and Moray tomorrow.
The Met Office has provisionally recorded a new maximum temperature of 18.7C (65.66F) for December in the UK.
The UK witnessed a record temperature for late December on Sunday – but it was so early that many people slept through it.
The Met Office has warned that shoppers will have to battle wet and windy conditions if they want to take advantage of Boxing Day sales.
Shoppers hoping to take advantage of the Boxing Day sales are likely to face a deluge of rain across parts of the UK, the Met Office has said.
Frost and sunshine on Christmas Day will turn to wind and rain over the following 24 hours, the Met Office has said.
Almost all parts of the UK can expect fine weather on Christmas Day, according to the Met Office.
A tornado brought trees down on cars and flipped over vehicles as severe weather swept southern England and disrupted the Christmas travel plans of millions.
More showers could cause further travel problems in southern England after flooding brought serious disruption as many embarked on a Christmas getaway.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with a likely chance of flooding across parts of Grampian.
Unsettled weather is expected to hit parts of the UK over the next 24 hours, with winds of up to 70mph and heavy rain leading to a risk of flooding.