SNOW is forecast to hit Britain this weekend following a series of flood fears and winds of 60mph have been haunting Brits.
Powerful gales are also predicted to make an appearance, as temperatures drop in the coming days — with a subzero freeze looming next week.
Ventusky More rain in the north and midlands will fall tomorrow afternoon while powerful gales lash the North Sea coast
By the end of the week there will be snow falling in Scotland and rain across the UK
The Met Office’s latest weather forecast shows more rain is on its way tomorrow after severe yellow flood warnings were issued for southern Wales and southwest England today.
Forecasters said spray and flooding on roads could make journey times longer and bus and train services could be affected.
There could also be problems with power supplies in the worst-hit areas, which include Cardiff, Swansea, Plymouth and Exeter.
But the rains are set to continue to fall throughout tomorrow and Friday as more unsettled weather is on the way at the week.
And the downpour will last into the weekend, when gales and snowfall are also on the cards.
Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell told The Sun Online: “It’s looking wet and windy at times across the whole country and we could see gales.
“Snow looks to be mainly on Sunday. At the moment, it looks like snow at the lower levels will be across the northern parts of the UK.”
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There may also be snow on the hills in the south of England and the south of Wales on Sunday, when there’s also a risk of gales.
Becky added: “It will slowly get cooler throughout the rest of the week.
“Sunday will start to feel much colder in the north in particular.”
Temperatures of around 5C are expected as the week peters out – before chilly nights arrive on Monday.
The mercury could plummet all the way down to -5C overnight in the countryside, with more frosty starts to follow.
But before then, Becky warned: “There could be some weather warnings for wind into the weekend so make sure to keep an eye out for those.”
From yesterday evening and into this morning, almost two inches of rain have fallen in areas across southwest England and South Wales.
Libanus, South Wales, saw 1.8 inches fall, while Parkend, Glos, saw 1.6 inches. Bastreet in Cornwall and Llyn-y-fan, South Wales had 1.4 and 1.35 inches respectively.
And forecasters advised the downpours could make for some “difficult driving conditions” in the area and warned homes and businesses could also be at risk of flooding.
Up to 30mm (1.2in) is expected to fall on higher ground, while the Brecon Beacons and Dartmoor could see up to double that amount with 60mm (2.4in) in store.
The lashing comes after a 500-mile-wide storm system known as Storm Freya prompted a ‘danger to life’ warning on Sunday.
Britain is set to be pelted with rain and whipped by wind this week as thunderstorms render the bout of warm February weather a distant memory.
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Craig Snell, a Met Office forecaster told The Sun: “Unsettled is the name of the game this week. A very different flavour compared to last week when we had temperatures of 20 to 21 degrees.
“We can expect the odd rumble of thunder from tomorrow. It will begin with a promising start with many parts of England and Wales starting sunny but frosty.
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“Northern Ireland and the rest of Scotland will be rain from the word go with the risk of hill snow in Scotland.”
That rain system will work through the rest of the country drenching the south west, Wales and into the midlands.
In the south temperatures are expected to be between 10 and 12 degrees and between 7 and 9 in the north.
London News Pictures A lorry struggle’s through flood water in Leeds this morning – heavy rain last night caused flooding in Leeds which left cars abandoned in the water in the Cross Green area of the city
PA:Press Association Large waves crash over the sea walls at Cleveleys near Blackpool, Lancashire, on Monday
London News Pictures Two women take on the wind in Dorset on Sunday
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