Bitter winds are expected to sweep across the nation after parts of Scotland were hit with snow at the weekend. Much of Wales, Scotland and Liverpool saw snow fall on Saturday, as towns in Yorkshire and the Midlands were hit by severe flooding that claimed the life of at least one person. Wales is likely to see a blanket of snow this week too.
Maps by Netweather have shown snow gradually increasing as the week progresses.
With risks of extreme weather hitting central areas, the south-west of England and even across to London and parts of the south-east.
NetWeather also warns of more snow storms in Scotland, Wales and the north of England. Graphs show snow arriving today in Wales and Scotland with other parts being smashed on Wednesday evening and through to Thursday.
And it comes as bookies slash the odds of a coldest November.
In latest weather updates, Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said any snow on Monday will likely be confined to high ground in Scotland.
Bitter winds will sweep across the UK as more snow is set to fall
He said: “It’s going to stay cold and quite unsettled across the UK, similar to what we’ve had this week.
“The main risk of snow is probably going to be on Monday morning or Sunday night into Monday morning.
“Some places could wake up to covering by rush hour.
“As the week progresses the main risk of any wintriness will be confined to the higher ground in Scotland and perhaps over the Pennines and the mountains in Wales, especially North Wales.”
The coldest night of autumn was recorded in Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday night where the temperature dropped to -7.1C.
Meanwhile, Ladbrokes have slashed odds on this being the coldest November on record.
Freezing temperatures may hit on Wednesday and Thursday
The bookies have cut odds to just 7/4 after a 5/2 prediction last week.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It looks as though this could go down as the coldest November ever with temperatures continuing to drop and even snow on the way.”
The Met Office has also issued yellow weather warnings for heavy rain on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
All warnings cover the South Yorkshire area and the catchment area of the River Don, which remains dangerously high along its length.
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The warnings also cover the same areas that are still dealing with the aftermath from Thursday and Friday’s downpours that stretched from Yorkshire to Derbyshire and the East Midlands.
Several areas were lashed with one month’s worth of rain in a day, and Annie Hall, the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, died after being swept up in floodwaters on Friday.
The Met Office said: “Rain will be followed by frequent heavy showers likely to cause some flooding and transport disruption.”
An RAF Chinook began taking bags of aggregate on to flood banks in the Bentley area of Doncaster on Sunday evening, close to an area of housing which was overwhelmed by floodwater on Friday.
The military intervention came at the request of the Environment Agency, which said on Twitter: “We’ve asked for military support to move aggregate to the BentleyIngs area.
“This doesn’t represent a further risk. The aggregate is being used to add further strength to a flood defence in the area.”
Parts of Wales, Scotland and Liverpool saw snow fall on Saturday
The air drops in the Doncaster area came as the Met Office issued fresh weather warnings for heavy rain in South Yorkshire and as people who stayed in a flooded village cut off by river water were urged to leave by the council.
Around half the 700 residents of Fishlake, near Doncaster, left the village as the River Don burst its banks last week.
Those who stayed behind have been helping themselves amid the waist-high floods, with the local cafe and pub supplying food to those trapped inside their homes.
But on Sunday, Doncaster Council said it will not be providing “on the ground support” in Fishlake as the advice remains for residents to evacuate.
Bookies have slashed the odds of a coldest November
Chief executive Damian Allen said: “We are concerned over reports that some residents remain in the Fishlake area.
“South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews are on hand to evacuate any Fishlake residents who may be stuck in their homes, and we would urge everybody to take advantage of this.
“The council are unable to offer on-the-ground support to residents who are in severe flood warning areas, based on advice from the Environment Agency.”
Mr Allen said a rest centre had been set up in nearby Stainforth, and the latest advice is that the Environment Agency does not expect flood waters in Fishlake to start to go down for at least the next 24 hours.
The council’s statement came after villagers complained about a lack of support from the local authority.