UK weather forecast – 11 inches of snow to hit with power cut fears as Brits face six days of rain and ice warnings

BRITS are facing six days of rain and ice warnings with 11 inches of snow to hit – sparking power cut fears.

The alert comes after the UK was battered with torrential rain over the weekend leaving cars submerged on flooded roads across the country.



Yellow weather warnings are in place for rain, snow and ice for a large part of northern England.

The huge area covers Nottingham in the midlands all the way up to Dundee in Scotland.

This warning is in place from 10pm tonight until midnight on Tuesday.

Futher yellow warnings are in place for parts of Scotland from Tuesday morning until Saturday.

SNOW WAY

The Met Office has predicted there will be “snow, with a risk of widespread ice during Monday night and particularly Tuesday.

Forecasters have said it will bring “difficult travelling conditions”.

Brits living in those areas can expect delays on roads with some vehicles becoming stranded.

Bus and train services could be cancelled along with flights.




The Met Office warned: “Some higher rural communities could become cut off.

“Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

“A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces, with some pavements and cycle paths perhaps almost impassable.”

Parts of Scotland could see up to 11 inches of the white stuff this week.

WEATHER WARNINGS

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said the wintry weather will continue into this week.

He predicted a "much heavier" band of rain to arrive overnight on Monday into Tuesday which will "quickly turn to snow as it bumps up against cold air".

This has triggered further yellow weather warnings for snow and ice on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Northern England and parts of Wales could see snow "pretty much anywhere", with 1cm to 5cm likely at lower levels and 5cm to 10cm possible in the hills.

It comes after Saturday night was recorded as being the coldest night of the year so far.

Temperature maps from the weather agency showed the mercury plunging to -15C in rural areas of Northern Scotland, and as low as -6C in the North of England on Saturday night.

The lowest temperature recorded before this was -13C in Dawyck Royal Botanic Gardens in the Scottish Borders, the Met Office said.




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