UK weather forecast – More flood warnings and heavy showers today in a cold and frosty start to the week

BRITS are braced for a frosty start to the week with more flood warnings after Storm Hannah battered the UK.

Forecasters said there could be some heavy showers in the west of the country which will start to move into eastern areas later today.

The Environment Agency has issued 28 flood warnings and 41 alerts for today
The Environment Agency has issued 28 flood warnings and 41 alerts for today

There are still 28 flood warnings and 41 alerts in place for today after homes in Wales and York were flooded over the weekend.

But it’s not all doom and gloom as there could be some sunny spells.

A Met Office forecaster said to expect a “cold, sunny morning in the east with a frost in places”.

Scotland and parts of the north will be in sub-zero temperatures early on in the week, while frost will be widespread across the UK, the Met Office said.
It’ll start to warm up later in the week, with highs of 17C expected in the south east on Thursday.

Brighter weather follows the flooding and thundersnow that blasted the UK over the weekend.

Homes in parts of Wales were flooded yesterday as the blustery conditions blew showers “heavy and thundery with hail and sleet” across the Wales and northern Scotland.

FLOODY HELL

The heaviest rain fell in Capel Curig in Caernarfonshire, Wales, which saw 5.4ins fall in just 24 hours – a months’ worth of rain.

It comes after one hundred snowplouts and 1,000 gritters were put on standby yesterday for icy conditions.

An Environment Agency spokesperson warned: “With river levels remaining high in northern England and the Midlands today our teams are out operating flood defences and are ready to assist any affected communities.”

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services have already been called in to rescue vehicles trapped in flood waters.

And flooding across parts of the Northern rail network have seen services partly suspended.

The flooding has caused devastation for businesses, including National Trust owned Tu Hwnt i’r Bont Tearoom, which is now standing in 3 ft of water.

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Winds also caused havoc in areas, with an oak tree blown into a home in Bewbush, near Crawley, West Sussex yesterday.

A man suffered a head injury in the incident.

Forecasters recorded the strongest gusts in Lake Vyrnwy, Wales – with the wind reaching speeds of 73mph.

In good news, the Met Office has forecast a “cold but sunny” start for most from tomorrow.

Cloud will gradually build from the west, with showers developing in places until Tuesday.

Conditions into the rest of the week after expected to become warmer for most.

Stranded drivers in floods in West Yorkshire on Sunday
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Stranded drivers in floods in West Yorkshire on Sunday[/caption]

People watch as large waves crash against the seawall during strong winds at Porthcawl in Wales yesterday
People watch as large waves crash against the seawall during strong winds at Porthcawl in Wales yesterday
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A car surrounded by flood water in a car park beside the River Wye in Hereford yesterday
A car surrounded by flood water in a car park beside the River Wye in Hereford yesterday
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