Weather UK: Heavy snow forecast as Met Office issues ice warning

Weather UK: Heavy snow forecast as Met Office issues ice warning

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Snow and sleet are on the way next week as temperatures plunge and the Met Office issues a yellow warning.

The warning will begin at 4am on Monday and urges the public to take care as ice and snow are likely to affect roads and train services across Greater London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The Met Office said that temperatures will drop to near zero as “a mix of sleet and snow showers” moves in.

A yellow cold-health alert remains for the North East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, East of England, South East of England and London for the next few days.

An amber cold-health alert for the North West of England, West Midlands, East Midlands and South West will be in place until Friday.

The Environment Agency is warning more homes will be flooded in the next five days as overflowing rivers reach record high levels.

On Sunday morning, 192 flood warnings and 207 flood alerts were in place in England with warnings of groundwater flooding and “travel disruption” in the South of England, Yorkshire and the Humber.

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UK weather: Snow and ice as temperatures plunge below freezing in week-long cold snap

The UK faces a week-long cold snap as days of flooding are followed by plunging temperatures.

Britons can expect an overnight freeze on Sunday, forecasters have said with temperatures dropping as low as -4C in parts of the country. Sleet and snow showers are due on Monday, with temperatures during the day struggling to get above 4C.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for ice across southeast England. The alert is in place from 4am until 10am, meaning drivers could face treacherous conditions on the Monday morning commute.

Maira Butt7 January 2024 23:48

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Warning of flooded properties and transport disruption as river levels rise

More than 1,800 properties have already flooded after prolonged wet weather and intense rainfall, the agency said, with the impact of high water levels likely to continue over the coming days, particularly around the rivers Trent, Severn and Thames.

The agency said buildings “will flood and there will be travel disruption” during that time period, and local groundwater flooding is also possible in the South of England, Yorkshire and the Humber.

On Sunday evening, 171 flood warnings and 161 flood alerts were in place across the UK.

Maira Butt7 January 2024 22:38

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Snow likely in southeast as Met Office issues yellow warning for ice

They said: “Some roads and railways likely to be affected by ice, (and in a few places by snow), leading to longer journey times.”

People can also expect a likelihood of ”some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, making accidents or injuries more likely.”

(The Met Office)

Maira Butt7 January 2024 21:31

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Map: 171 flood warnings and 161 flood alerts in place

They reported that “flooding is expected” in over 171 locations where warnings were in place and flooding is “possible” where alerts are in place.

Red triangles show flood warnings and yellow triangles point to flood alerts

(The Environment Agency)

Maira Butt7 January 2024 20:30

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Wintry showers, fog, frost and icy patches across the UK say the Met Office

The Met Office has reported that wintry showers with icy patches will be feeding west across southern England while elsewhere fog and frost will clear to sunny spells later in the week.

The week is set to begin with a “chilly day everywhere, and feeling colder still, where the brisk northeasterly wind is blowing.”

By Tuesday, high pressure is expected to maintain mostly settled, breezy weather. Frost and any fog in the north is expected to clear to sunny skies.

A cold wind will persist throughout the week.

Maira Butt7 January 2024 20:01

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Cold health alert issued with flooding set to continue

It comes as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice on Monday across London and the south east from 4am to 10am with a forecast of “temperatures near zero” later on Sunday.

An amber alert means “cold weather impacts are likely to be felt across the whole health service for an extended period of time”.

There is also a yellow cold health alert in place for the North East of England, Yorkshire and The Humber, East of England, South East of England and London.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at UKHSA, said: “With the Met Office forecasting drops in temperature across the United Kingdom into next week, it is important to check in on the wellbeing of those most vulnerable to the cold.”

Maira Butt7 January 2024 19:18

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Ice, frost and fog warning as temperatures to plunge below freezing after widespread flooding

“More than 1,800 properties have flooded due to saturated ground, the Environment Agency said, adding that the impact of high water levels is likely to continue over the next five days, and many rivers will remain elevated.”

Maira Butt7 January 2024 18:45

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Showers to affect North Sea coastal areas and northern England

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, they said:

“A few showers will affect North Sea coastal areas, and parts of northern England this evening.

“Elsewhere there will be clear spells, with some frost and fog patches starting to form.”

Maira Butt7 January 2024 18:14

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Showers and ice could cause rush hour problems on Monday morning says Met Office

Marco Petagna, meteorologist at the Met Office warned: “Some showers developing in the southeast of England could give one or two problems on Monday morning, particularly during the rush hour, [there are] a few wintery showers around especially over the north downs and also one or two icy patches in place as well.”

(The Met Office )

Maira Butt7 January 2024 17:45

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Labour accuses government of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ over flood warnings

The Environment Agency has previously warned that more properties may be flooded in the coming days amid increased river levels and more rain.

More than 1,800 properties have already flooded after prolonged wet weather and intense rainfall, the agency said, with the impact of high water levels likely to continue, particularly around the rivers Trent, Severn and Thames.

Addressing the media in front of the fast-moving river Thames, Prime Minister Sunak said: “We have over 1,000 Environment Agency personnel on the ground in local communities helping, over 200 pumps have been deployed.

“We’ve invested £5.2 billion in flood defences over the period in question, that’s a record sum, far more than we’ve done (previously), in the future that’s contributed to protecting over 300,000 homes.”

Maira Butt7 January 2024 17:15

https://www.independent.co.uk/weather/uk-weather-forecast-snow-flood-met-office-b2474499.html

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