UK weekend weather forecast – Snow and ice set to blanket Britain in Arctic blast as Met Office issues warnings

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30 Jan 2021, 23:59Updated: 30 Jan 2021, 23:59

TORRENTIAL rain and a 20cm snow bomb are set to hit Britain over the weekend with 37 flood warnings in place.

Up to five inches of snowfall is expected to fall in Wales, the West Midlands, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Rain will turn from sleet to snow during the course of Saturday morning - with the potential for eight inches of snowfall on higher ground in the Brecon Beacons.

An angry band of heavy rain continues to stalk the UK, leaving up 40-50 mm of rainfall across parts of Dartmoor and along the south coast of Cornwall.

The Met Office warns Brits to prepare for flooding - telling them to expect travel delays and damage to some properties.

Follow our weather live blog below for the latest news and updates from around the country

YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS FOR SNOW AND ICE ON TUESDAY

TONIGHT SET TO BE COLDEST WINTER NIGHT YET

The Met Office says the UK should brace itself for the “coldest night of the winter yet”.

It comes as the weather agency issued a raft of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in various regions.

The tweet read: “The lowest #temperature recorded so far this #winter is -13.0°C in Dawyck Royal Botanic Garden, in the Scottish Borders.”

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New York City is to be hit with wild wintry weather as a snowstorm is making its way towards the city, bringing with it one foot of the white stuff.

The storm is expected to hit on Sunday night and stay until Tuesday morning, dumping up to 10 inches of snow on the five boroughs.

Read more here.

WEATHER IN PICTURES: FLOODED ROADS IN ESSEX

An ambulance making its way through flooded roads in Essex

An ambulance making its way through flooded roads in Essex

SOUTH WEST SAW HEAVY RAIN THIS EVENING

Brits in the South West of England experienced heavy rain tonight, with a yellow weather warning for torrential rain in place from 8pm this evening

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page said: “Today begins with a weather front moving north from the South West triggering rain and snow warnings. 

“In southern parts of Cornwall and Devon heavy rain will feature, particularly on higher ground. 

“However, rain is likely to turn to sleet and snow across Wales and central England during the morning and then some parts of south and south-east England before it clears southwards again.”

SATURDAY OVERNIGHT 'COLD AND FROSTY' AS TEMPERATURES FALL

The Met Office said in a tweet: "Cold and frosty on Sunday morning.

"Watch out for icy patches in southern England, Wales and north Scotland."

MAPPED: YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS FOR ENGLAND AND WALES AS TEMPERATURES TO DROP

Areas affected by weather warnings include:

East Midlands East of England London & South East England North West England South West England Wales West Midlands

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WEATHER SYSTEM 'THREATENS' TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW 'AFFECTING AREAS NORTH OF M4'

Jason Kelly, Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said that another new weather front tomorrow would bring rain and snow east and north across the UK. 

He added: “The most significant event in the forecast is a feature from late Monday evening, which threatens to bring rainfall across a swathe of  the UK from the south and west.”

“In the colder air to the north of this system the rainfall will readily turn to snow or even freezing rain, affecting a large part of England and Wales north of the M4 corridor.”

YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS AFFECTING LARGE PARTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES

There are yellow weather warnings in place for a large part of the UK until Sunday midday.

The weather warnings for ice and rain are in place in the following areas:

East Midlands East of England London & South East England North West England South West England Wales West Midlands

SOUTH WEST SEES HEAVY RAIN THIS EVENING AS TEMPERATURES DROP

Brits in the South West of England can expect heavy rain tonight, with a yellow weather warning for torrential rain in place from 8pm this evening

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page said: “Today begins with a weather front moving north from the South West triggering rain and snow warnings. 

“In southern parts of Cornwall and Devon heavy rain will feature, particularly on higher ground. 

“However, rain is likely to turn to sleet and snow across Wales and central England during the morning and then some parts of south and south-east England before it clears southwards again.”

TONIGHT SET TO BE COLDEST WINTER NIGHT YET

The Met Office says the UK should brace itself for the “coldest night of the winter yet”.

It comes as the weather agency issued a raft of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in various regions.

The tweet read: "The lowest #temperature recorded so far this #winter is -13.0°C in Dawyck Royal Botanic Garden, in the Scottish Borders."

BRITAIN BRACES FOR COLDEST WINTER NIGHT YET WITH TEMPS TO DROP TO -15C

The Met Office says the UK should brace itself for the "coldest night of the winter yet".

It comes as the weather agency issued a raft of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in various regions. More about that in the next post.

RAIN TO SPREAD TO SOUTH WEST ON SUNDAY, WILL REMAIN DRY BUT VERY COLD THROUGHOUT DAY

TEMPERATURES SET TO HIT LOW OF -15 IN COLDEST NIGHT OF WINTER SO FAR

PICTURES: HUGE MUDSLIDES CAUSE HUGE CRATER IN MIDDLE OF CALIFORNIA'S HIGHWAY ONE

TONIGHT SET TO BE COLDEST WINTER NIGHT YET

The Met Office says the UK should brace itself for the "coldest night of the winter yet".

It comes as the weather agency issued a raft of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in various regions. More about that in the next post.

'MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF -4C' THIS EVENING

The MEt Office says of this evening's weather: "The wintry conditions ease into the evening, leaving a dry night with clear spells, giving rise to a widespread frost, and icy patches.

"Winds also ease overnight. Minimum temperature -4 °C."

The weather warning for ice continues into January 31, with the forecast predicting: "A bright and frosty start, with patchy ice.

"Remaining dry throughout, with cloud increasing through the day, and intermittent sunny spells.

"Winds strengthening later in the day. Maximum temperature 3 °C."

YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS AFFECTING LARGE PARTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES

There are yellow weather warnings in place for a large part of the UK until Sunday midday.

The weather warnings for ice and rain are in place in the following areas:

East Midlands East of England London & South East England North West England South West England Wales West Midlands

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UK weather forecast for Sunday 31 January - Flood warnings as icy blast to batter Britain

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Shocking drone footage shows a massive crater along California's Highway One after a landslide washed part of the road away.

The landslide sent a big chunk of the road in Monterey County, about 15 miles south of Big Sur, tumbling into the Pacific Ocean earlier this week.

Read more here.

TONIGHT SET TO BE COLDEST WINTER NIGHT YET

The Met Office says the UK should brace itself for the "coldest night of the winter yet".

It comes as the weather agency issued a raft of yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in various regions. More about that in the next post.

ADVICE FOR WHAT TO DO IF YOUR AREAS IS FLOODED

There are currently 85 flood warnings in place across England.

If you are in an area that’s affected, you can follow some easy advice to make your home and belongings safer:

turn off gas, water and electricity move things upstairs or to safety move family, pets and car to safety

All floods are different and you should take advice from the emergency services and your local authority if you’re in a flood.

HEAVY SNOW, RAIN AND ICE TO HIT UK AS WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED

Heavy snow flurries will hit parts of the UK in the coming days, with treacherous icy conditions and heavy rain also affecting many people.

Heavy snow is forecast for large parts of Wales throughout today, while small flurries could hit London and parts of south-east England, the Met Office said.

Torrential rain is forecast across Cornwall and much of Devon until 8pm on Saturday evening, bringing the risk of flooding and transport disruption.

Forecasters said 15-25mm of rain could fall widely, with 40-50mm possible across Dartmoor and near to the south coast.

WINTRY SHOWERS ON THE WAY

Wintry showers spread inland from the North Sea to eastern areas last night.

Today a further band of rain – linked to Storm Justine – will affect southern England and South Wales bringing downpours.

And looking forward to next week – the snow and ice weather warning is in place from Monday night until Wednesday night.

The cold blast will hit with temperatures potentially dipping as low as -7C.

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