UK weather: Warnings of snow, ice and flooding after cold snap moves in from Arctic

He stated, “We could well see some wintry showers develop tonight across the middle band of the UK, with a risk of snow on high ground and slippery surfaces on lower areas.” He was referring to the possibility of wintry showers.

“During rush hour, this could be a problem, and it could cause a few issues on the roads. The danger of flooding remains.”


He stated that the southeast will begin to clear of rain at 10 a.m., and the remainder of Monday will be dry and sunny across most of the country.

A lot of snow fell in the Scottish Highlands on the Cairngorms.
Heavy snow fell in the Scottish Highlands in the Cairngorms. A car travels along the A939 after heavy snowfall in the Cairngorms. Image:
After heavy snowfall in the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, a car travels along the A939. Extensive overnight frosts could last all day. The rest of the week is expected to be cold with scattered showers, especially in the north, though temperatures will rise over the weekend.

Northern Scotland is covered by a yellow Met Office warning for snow and ice until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

As of this morning, the Environment Agency has issued 170 flooding alerts and 101 flood warnings across England.

Christopher England, a meteorologist for Sky News, stated: Over the next few days, it will be very cold, with widespread overnight frosts, some of which will be severe, that will last all day and the possibility of icy stretches.

“There will be wintry showers, but most places will be dry and get a lot of sunlight. They will primarily be in the north and west, bringing snow to low areas in the north and hills elsewhere, but not exclusively.

“For many, Friday looks like any other Friday, but a spell of snow and freezing rain will come before rainstorms that spread into the west.

Northern Ireland and Ireland appear to be most at risk.

Environment Agency dealing with flooded areas Sarah Cook, the Environment Agency’s flood duty manager, stated that workers will continue to deal with flooding in the most affected areas of the weekend deluge.

A dog is being walked by people in the snow near Hexham. After a weekend of cold weather, drivers have been advised to allow extra time for their Monday morning commute due to icy roads during rush hour. Date of image: January 16, 2023, Monday

She stated last night, “People walk a dog in snowy conditions near Hexham.” River levels will remain high due to the recent heavy rainfall, posing a risk of minor flooding into Monday in small parts of southwest England and the West Midlands.

“We could also see additional rain tonight in the south of England, posing a slight threat of flooding for isolated properties.

“Communities in these areas should assess their flood risk given the saturated ground.

“The Environment Agency is monitoring flood levels, operating flood gates and barriers at locations across the country, and ensuring debris screens are clear from blockages to ensure communities are better protected,” reads the caption on a vehicle turning around as it approaches floodwater near Muchelney, Somerset.

She advised against driving through floodwater and staying out of swollen rivers.

One flood warning has been issued by Natural Resources Wales for Monmouth, along with 13 less severe alerts for scattered towns.

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