Easter Sunday has been confirmed as the coldest Easter day on record, with the lowest temperature recorded as -12.5C in Braemar, in the Scottish Highlands .
The previous coldest Easter day since modern records began in 1960 was Easter Monday in 1986, which dipped to -9.8C, the Met Office said.
Average temperatures for this time of year are between 10C and 13C.
The prolonged cold spell covering the UK could last until mid-April, forecasters say.
Easter Monday is expected to remain very cold.