NEWS
30/01/2021 12:32 GMT | Updated 30/01/2021 12:44 GMT

Heavy Snow Set To Fall Across Parts Of UK Prompts Weather Warnings

Torrential rain is also expected to affect many parts of the country.

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A dog walker and a van make their way along a snow covered road in Northumberland, as parts of the UK could be blanketed with up to seven inches (20cm) of snow in the next couple of days.

Heavy snow flurries are expected to hit parts of the UK in the coming days, with treacherous conditions and heavy rains also affecting many people.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice for much of north-east England and large parts of Scotland, bringing dangerous conditions for motorists.

Heavy snow is forecast for large parts of Wales throughout Saturday and small flurries could affect London and parts of south-east England. 

As of 12pm on Saturday, the Environment Agency had 90 flood warnings in place across England meaning immediate action is required, and 257 alerts, meaning flooding is possible.

Torrential rain has been forecast across Cornwall and much of Devon until 8pm, with as much as 25mm predicted to fall by the end of the day – bringing the risk of flooding and transport disruption. 

The weekend is expected to be very cold, with the highest temperatures only reaching 6C, along with frost on both mornings. The cold conditions will move further north into next week, a Met Office forecaster has said.

Much of England and Wales will see snowfall and widespread ice between Monday and Wednesday, with warnings over road closure, power cuts and risk of injury due to ice. 

 “We’ve got this band of rain sleet and snow that’s moving across much of England and Wales through today, that is a real messy mix,” meteorologist Simon Partridge told PA news agency.

Some rural communities could become “cut off” because of the weather, forecasters have warned.