Snow and ice are set to convey journey disruption throughout the UK on Sunday within the wake of the extreme flooding brought on by Storm Christoph.
The Met Office has issued 5 yellow climate warnings masking southern England, the Midlands, Wales, Northern Eire and western and northern Scotland.
A band of snow will transfer east throughout the nation from the early hours of the morning till late within the night, with as much as 3cm at low ranges and as much as 10cm on increased floor. Some areas equivalent to Dartmoor and Exmoor might see as much as 15cm.
Temperatures are anticipated to plummet in a single day to round -3C in London, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast and Glasgow. The Scottish Highlands might see an icy -10C.
Frosts are anticipated in a single day on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, however additional heavy rain is just not anticipated till Wednesday.
Met Workplace meteorologist Martin Bowles stated: “We’re hopeful that the river ranges will fall fairly considerably earlier than that so we’re not anticipating any vital flooding issues over the following few days, aside from in areas the place the warnings are already in place.”
The Setting Company had warned of “exceptionally excessive river ranges” following days of heavy rainfall within the wake of Storm Christoph, with lots of of properties throughout the nation flooded.
A complete of 71 flood warnings and 88 flood alerts had been nonetheless in pressure throughout England on Saturday evening.
Mr Bowles added: “The most important hazard over the following couple of days goes to be ice as a result of we’re getting these snow showers which can all freeze in a single day.
“Clearly roads are usually fairly properly gritted, particularly foremost roads, however I’d warn folks to watch out on pavements, minor roads that do not get gritted or metropolis roads.”
Mr Bowles stated the chilly spell would proceed till about Wednesday earlier than being changed with milder temperatures within the last days of the month.
“That is to not say that that is the tip of all chilly climate for winter, it is not, we have simply bought a light spell arising,” he stated.
Further reporting by Press Affiliation.