Britain is having one of its coldest winters on record. Temperatures during the month of December were the coldest in 120 years, averaging only around 32 degrees.
"We expect January to be colder than average - there's no way we're moving out of this mini ice age anytime soon," said Ian Michaelwhite of Netweather.
The coldest winter on record is 29 degrees -- just 67 years after the famous playwright William Shakespeare died.
"We could be heading for a colder than average winter," said Dave Britton, of the Met Office. "But there is a long way to go. We have a couple of months."
Forecasters warned that Britain could be heading for the coldest winter in 300 years if the frigid weather continues.
Meanwhile in the U.S., the state of Florida has also seen record cold temperatures. Tallahassee, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Naples and West Palm Beach all reported record low's in December.
The freezing temperatures have also threatened several different types of crops. Gov. Charlie Crist has requested a disaster declaration for 35 Florida counties.