UK weather: Snow hits the hills of Scotland within days
Scotland is set to see snowfall within days, while the rest of Britain is set to experience more heavy rain and flooding today.
The Met Office is forecasting a wintry weekend as Britons prepare for the festive season with a blanket of the white stuff expected to settle in higher parts of north-east Scotland.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “Going into Saturday we are maintaining initially cold conditions across parts of central and eastern Scotland, so there will be a touch of frost in north-east Scotland and some snowflakes over the hills and mountains. “As the rain collides with this cold air.”
Meanwhile, meteorologists have issued another yellow weather warning for heavy rain today – just as Britain recovers from the devastation caused by Storm Debbie this week.
It went into effect at midnight and will continue until 11 a.m. today, during which meteorologists warned: “Heavy rain may cause some flooding and disruption of travel.”
The warning covers the southern coast of England, including Devon, Cornwall, Portsmouth and Brighton.
Meteorologists at the Met Office said those affected can expect water falling on roads, leading to longer journey times and delays in public transport.
Train services may also experience disruptions and cancellations.
“Flooding is possible at a small number of homes and businesses” and some areas may experience power outages.
Currently, there are also 13 flood warnings where disruption is expected, and 112 where flooding is likely.
It comes as a band of heavy rain moves eastwards across southern parts of England and Wales this morning.
The Met Office expects average rainfall of between 10 to 20 mm, while the most affected areas could see up to 40 mm.
Meteorologists added: Heavy rain will fall in the morning before subsiding and turning into more rain in the afternoon.
“The rain will be accompanied by strong winds of up to 40 mph near the coasts.”
Meanwhile, temperatures will remain cold across the UK, with areas on the south coast rising into double figures in the afternoon.
The rest of Britain hovers at around 8°C for most of the day.
It comes as dozens of flood warnings and yellow weather alerts were issued after Storm Debbie wreaked havoc on Britons this week.
Chaotic weather saw travel disruption and power outages in the UK for days, as the fourth storm of the season swept across the country.
These warnings have been issued for areas where flooding is expected
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