UK snow MAPPED: Where will it snow this week? Met Office snow warnings issued | Weather | News


The UK was battered by vicious Storm Dennis this week as the nation saw strong winds and heavy rain lead to flood records. Storm Dennis brought wet and windy conditions after what was an unsettled week, with Storm Ciara bringing stormy conditions the weekend before.

The extreme weather conditions continued to cause widespread damage on Monday with more than 200 flood warnings still in place across the nation.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “Further rain will arrive on Wednesday evening and this is likely to become prolonged and possibly heavy over areas of high ground.

“For example, there is a chance that 60mm of rain could fall in parts of south Wales over 24 hours.

“With the ground already saturated there is a chance of further flooding, members of the public should check their flood risk and stay up to date with flood warnings from Natural Resources Wales, SEPA, NI Direct and the Environment Agency.”

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Where will it snow this week?

The Met Office has issued two warnings for snow and ice over the next couple of days.

In a statement, the agency said: “Frequent showers will turn increasingly wintry through Monday evening, allowing snow to settle on some higher routes.

“One to two cm is likely above around 200m, with three to five cm possible above 400m.

“Showers will be accompanied by strong westerly winds which may lead to some drifting. Ice may also form on untreated surfaces.”

The yellow warnings for snow and ice will be in effect until 11am on Tuesday morning.

The Met Office says to expect “some travel disruption” with roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times.

There will also probably be some “icy patcher on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”

On Wednesday, further warnings will come into effect for rain for Wales.

The yellow warnings will be in place from 6pm on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday.

The Met Office said: “An Atlantic weather system arriving on Wednesday is expected to bring a further spell of rainfall which is likely to become particularly prolonged over areas of high ground.

“Whilst there is more uncertainty over the rainfall totals for south Wales, there is a small chance that 50 to 60 mm could fall here in 24 hours.

“There is higher confidence in the rainfall for north-west Wales, with between 70 and 100 mm of rain most likely.

“Given already saturated ground, in south Wales in particular, there is a small chance of further flooding during this event.”

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