March 7, 2021

UK Weather: Snow warnings continue to flood the UK and Wales after sub-zero temperatures | UK News

Large parts of the UK and Wales are facing snow warnings as temperatures drop to minus overnight following prolonged rains.

Hundreds of flood warnings are in place with chilli temperatures as water rises in many places across the UK.

In some parts of the UK, mercury dropped to -6C (21F) overnight in anticipation of further cold in Scotland.

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Weather warnings for rain, snow and ice are in effect

The yellow alert for snowfall from the West Welsh coast to London and East Anglia went into effect at 8pm on Saturday, lasting until 11am.

On Saturday evening, the environmental agency had 90 flood warnings across the UK, with 243 less severe flood warnings, after water levels across the country rose throughout the day.

Police in Hertfordshire said on Saturday afternoon “extensive flooding” had affected several properties in Long Marston.

There are flood warnings and warnings across the country.  Image: Environmental Institute
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There are flood warnings and warnings across the country. Image: Environmental Institute

Police in Hertfordshire said on Saturday afternoon “extensive flooding” had affected several properties in Long Marston.

There were also reports of flooding in Gloucestershire and Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, where water was found near riverside homes.

Winter weather is set to continue next week.

Dowbath flooded in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
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Its river erupted at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire

Weather forecaster Simon Partridge said: “It’s a little more interesting when we go to Tuesday and the middle of the week.”

He forecast “heavy” rain until Monday, which will “quickly turn to snow against cold winds”, and triggered more yellow weather warnings for snow and ice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Parts of northern England and Wales were able to see snow “anywhere more”, with lows of 1cm to 5cm and possible 5cm to 10cm in the mountains.

Extremely high altitudes can reach “20cm or more a day”, and Mr Partridge predicted that the Trans-Penn routes in particular would have some problems on Tuesday.