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World Snow, ice and flood warnings across Britain

16:37  05 february  2021
16:37  05 february  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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snow along the entire central and eastern length of Britain until the end of Wednesday. snow and ice in the south east of Northern Ireland from the late afternoons on Monday and Tuesday, until Wednesday. There were 28 flood warnings across England, as of 20:00 on Monday. Public Health England has issued a cold weather alert for the whole nation through to Wednesday. Dr Owen Landeg said it was "crucial" people looked out for those who may be vulnerable during the current cold snap, calling on the public to make sure those at-risk have enough food and drink to stay warm and well.

Snow and ice weather warnings are in place for much of England and Scotland after widespread recent snowfall . Heavy snowfall has already caused travel disruption across sections of northern England and Scotland. Temperatures were as low as -6C on Friday morning in parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria, with yellow warnings set to last through most of Friday. There was a loss of gas supply to approximately 700 homes in the Hebden Bridge area after water got into the local gas network and froze.

Extreme weather warnings are in place across Britain as snow, ice and floods threaten disruption over the coming days.

a car covered in snow © PA Media

Amber warnings for snow cover northern Scotland on Friday and Saturday, and south-east England on Sunday.

The Met Office has extended alerts for snow and ice across the eastern length of Britain until Wednesday.

Up to 20-30cm (8-12in) of snow is expected in high areas of Scotland as temperatures drop below freezing.

The amber warnings mean snow is likely to be persistent and heavy, and could cause significant disruption to transport and utilities.

Some communities in Scotland are at risk of being "cut off for several days", the Met Office added.

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Yellow snow and ice warnings are also in force for much of England, Scotland and eastern Wales. Met Office weather expert Steven Keates said there would be "many similarities" with the Beast from the East in 2018. It is due to a combination of cold air from Scandinavia and Russia plus Storm Darcy bringing image captionPeople enjoy a chilly walk along the Basingstoke Canal in Hampshire. Parts of Scotland have already seen heavy snowfall in the past few days, with up to 50cm in some places - but Scotland's amber warning for snow has now expired. More snow is expected in eastern parts of

Snow and ice warnings have been issued for large swathes of the UK, bringing the risk of further disruption to flood -hit towns. The Met Office said wintry showers and icy conditions are likely to bring some travel disruption and a risk of injury from slips and falls from Wednesday night into Thursday. Further yellow warnings for snow are in place across East Anglia, the Thames Valley area and South Wales on Thursday morning. It comes after an emergency evacuation was ordered in Ironbridge in Shropshire on Wednesday after police said rising water levels from the River Severn had left flood

Parts of south-east England and East Anglia could see between five and 10cm of snow on Sunday - and up to 20cm in some places, the BBC Weather Centre said.

It added that high winds will make it feel colder than it is out and about and could cause the snow to drift.

The conditions are caused by cold air spreading east from the Arctic Circle, tracking across the relatively mild North Sea to form showers that bring snow and a significant wind chill.

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In Scotland, parts of which have seen heavy snow and ice since the end of last year, road clearing will be prioritised around vaccination centres, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said.

He said it was possible weather conditions would create challenges for the vaccination programme over the next couple of days.

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The warnings are in effect from tomorrow and cover Manchester and Liverpool, as well as parts of Scotland. Alex Deakin, a forecaster for the Met Office said: "There is already a yellow warning in place for rain for parts of north west England, and for snow over parts of northern England and parts of With more rain expected through Wednesday across Manchester and North Wales, experts are also warning travellers to expect 'significant disruption' as river beds are still very high. Neil Davies, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Despite the treacherous conditions, we protected

Parts of the UK are bracing for snow and ice with the Met Office issuing weather warnings across the country. Areas of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are in line for flurries on Thursday. But London, and anything south of the M4, is likely to be spared from the snow . Heading into the weekend, more rain can be expected to fall across the UK, with flooded communities braced for more misery.

On Friday, around 20 vehicles were stranded in snow at Loch Droma, north west of Inverness, and emergency services have been assisting a rescue operation, Highland Council said.

Road management organisation Bear Scotland said the vehicles became stranded in two-metre snow drifts.

a close up of a fire: Drivers in the Highlands reported being stuck from around 18:00 GMT on Thursday after heavy snow drifted © PA Media Drivers in the Highlands reported being stuck from around 18:00 GMT on Thursday after heavy snow drifted

Network Rail said services have been disrupted on the Highland Mainline despite plough trains being used to clear snow.

The latest amber warning applies to Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, and Strathclyde until 12:00 GMT on Saturday, the Met Office said.

An amber warning is also in place in parts of East Anglia and south eastern England, including areas of Essex and Kent, between 04:00 and 23:59 on Sunday.

There is a yellow warning for ice across south-west England, Wales, and the West Midlands throughout Saturday.

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Weather warnings for ice and snow are in place across Britain as the Arctic freeze continues. The BBC's Alex Deakin looks at conditions for Thursday night. Rain is expected to fall across Scotland, Wales, and the north and west of England, which may freeze the instant it hits surfaces. Drivers have been urged not to venture on to roads in Cumbria after police were called to nearly 100 accidents caused by freezing rain. Some 2-5cm of snow is expected to fall in parts of the Midlands.

Yellow warnings are also in place across the eastern length of Scotland and England, including Yorkshire, the East of England, East Anglia and the South East between 00:00 on Monday and 12:00 on Wednesday.

Aside from icy conditions, there were 36 flood warnings in place on Friday afternoon across parts of England, along the River Severn and the River Thames, according to the Environment Agency.

a car covered in snow: Flood alerts are in place across England, with roads almost impassable in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire © PA Media Flood alerts are in place across England, with roads almost impassable in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

In Maidenhead, parts of Cookham were left submerged after heavy rain caused flooding at Widbrook Common.

Residents living by the Jubilee River previously expressed concern over the efficacy of the local flood relief system and fear that prolonged wet weather could lead to a repeat of 2014, which saw properties flooded twice in the space of two months.

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