UK weather forecast: Met office warns of snow, freezing temperatures and flooding risk | Weather | News


Britain has been hit by a surge of heavy rain and flooding over the past two day, which killed one woman in Derbyshire on Friday. Seven severe Government flood warnings, indicating a “danger to life”, remain in place for Sunday for various points along the River Don. Another 60 flood warnings are in place across the country with rivers including the Dearne, Rother, Trent and Witherham affected.

The coldest weather is expected to hit the high ground over northern parts of Scotland, where lows of -7 celsius (19.4 fahrenheit) are anticipated.

However it will be a chilly day across Britain, with freezing temperatures expected to be widespread in the early morning.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall warned: “It’s a cold start to the day today, we’ve got widespread frost and fog patches as well that could be locally quite dense taking a while to clear as well.

“When they do clear we’ll see the sunshine and for most of us it’s looking like a much sunnier day than it was yesterday.

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“There’s that frosty start across Scotland temperatures down to minus seven in places this morning, bitterly cold out there if you’re heading out.”

Fog is expected to be particularly dense for Northern Ireland and Wales during the morning whilst skies over England will be clearer.

Most of the country will be dry on remembrance Sunday, in contrast to recent days.

Mr Miall commented: “We might just catch the odd shower along the east coast but for most of us it will be a dry day.

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“Temperatures through the afternoon rising to between 7 and 10 degrees celsius (44.6 and 48.2 fahrenheit), colder than that across Scotland.”

Cloud will thicken, especially over Northern Ireland and western parts of Scotland, during the afternoon but it will remain largely dry.

However another weather front, with some heavy rain, will start hitting the UK from the west on Sunday evening.

If temperatures remain low this could fall as snow on Monday, potentially causing widespread travel disruption.

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