Saturday marks the shortest day of the year
At precisely 3:54am on Saturday, June 22 is the Winter Solstice, says WeatherWatch.
“It indicates the shortest day of the year, the middle of the solar winter and the start of the astronomical winter.
“From next week the days will start to gradually get longer again - which you should start to notice in about one month.”
However, the coldest time of the year is traditionally July and August.
The days will continue to get longer until the summer solstice, which is a few days before Christmas.