It's official, the Met Office says last month was the chilliest December in records stretching back 100 years and one of the coldest months ever recorded in the UK.
And while globally 2010 has been one of the warmest years on record, provisional figures show that in the UK it was the 12th coldest year in records dating back to 1910.
Temperatures in this country averaged 8C over the year, the Met Office said. The average temperature for December was minus 1C, significantly colder than the long term average of 4.2C and lower than the previous coldest December in 1981, when temperatures averaged 0.1C over the month.
December 2010 was the coldest month in England and Wales since February 1986, the coldest in Scotland since February 1947 and in Northern Ireland it was the coldest on record.

Here's a David Kilpatrick (Photo Club Alpha) video taken in the Scottish Borders.