Icicles on the fountain in Trafalgar Square as temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in London. Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

A record low temperature for February has been recorded in England for a second night in a row as parts of the North dipped below -15C (5F).

Temperatures in Ravensworth, North Yorkshire dropped to -15.3C  overnight on Thursday, having previously recorded an all-time low of -13.1C the night before. The temperature was recorded at Ravensworth Nurseries.

This news comes as the Met Office issued new yellow weather warnings of more freezing temperatures, snow and ice this weekend. These warnings are in place for north-east England, central and north-east Scotland and parts of south-west England.

Councils across England have urged people to take extra care in the treacherous conditions. In the South-East, Thurrock and Rochford councils both were forced to briefly suspend waste collection services due to the weather.

Temperatures also plummeted to -22C as Scotland recorded its coldest February day in 35 years, with the lowest temperature coming from the Aberdeenshire village of Braemar.

A spokesperson for police in the Highlands said: “It is exceptionally cold across the divisional area (-20.9 in Kinbrace, Sutherland). Please do not travel unless you have to. If you do have to travel, keep updated on the weather and road conditions.”