The Met Office predicts flooding across the UK
These days, while large parts of England remain on alert for possible flooding, Scottish weather remains blanketed in snow, creating a stunning but challenging landscape.
Flood alert across the UK
Heavy snow has continued to fall in Scotland, and the Met Office has issued warnings for up to 10cm by 3pm tomorrow. Meanwhile, in England, the focus has been on flooding, with more than 400 alerts or warnings issued across the UK.
The majority of these alerts were concentrated in England, where they numbered 68 warnings and 311 warnings, particularly spread in the South and Midlands regions. In Wales, 21 alerts were issued, while Scotland faced two alerts and one warning, underscoring the diverse and dynamic weather patterns affecting different parts of the UK.
Weather systems prevailing in the United Kingdom
Satellite images show two dominant weather systems sweeping across the UK. These weather fronts, characterized by swirling clouds, bring wet conditions as they move slowly northward. These weather systems bring a mix of conditions. Although it offers milder air behind it, most of Scotland remains cold, with snow still falling on the higher ground.
While most parts of the UK are dominated by rain, some areas, especially in northern Scotland, are still getting snow. But in the middle belt and to the south, rain is the main precipitation. Skies are expected to be clear in the Midlands, with a little sunshine amidst the rain.
Temperatures will vary across the country. Southern areas can see temperatures in the high teens, making for a relatively warmer day. In contrast, northern Scotland remains cold, with winds making the weather even colder.
Night weather forecast
As night falls, northern Scotland will continue to receive snow on the hills, with icy patches possible. Elsewhere, rain will continue in parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.
In eastern England, the rain will taper off and the weather will remain dry for most of the night. Clearer skies could bring patches of fog, with temperatures dropping into the single digits.
Weekend weather forecast
As we look ahead to the weekend, conditions will remain brisk across the UK.
Saturday will witness a mix of weather conditions. While many areas will be dry and bright, rain is expected to fall quickly over southwest England and south Wales.
Looking forward to Sunday
Low pressure will continue to influence the weather on Sunday, although the air will be milder across the UK. Rain is expected, especially in the western regions, while the eastern regions may see mist and mist in the morning.
- What areas are affected by the Met Office yellow alert?
Northern Scotland, especially areas with gusty winds, is under yellow alert due to the possibility of blizzards.
- What should drivers in the north of Scotland be careful of?
Drivers must be careful on elevated roads due to dangerous driving conditions caused by falling snow and strong winds.
- What can we expect in terms of temperatures on Saturday?
Temperatures are expected to reach double digits in many areas, making for a relatively mild day across the UK.
- Will rain cover the entire UK on Saturday?
No, rain is expected to be scattered, with dry and bright conditions expected in many areas.