THE GOV website have issued 12 flood alerts for the UK today as Brits are set to be hit by wind blasts and snow this weekend.

The flood warnings are for: Earby Beck and Glusburn Beck; Exmoor Rivers; Lower Exe area; Lower River Soar in Leicestershire; Mid Bristol Avon area; Middle Exe area; Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries; Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck; Severn Vyrnwy confluence; Somerset coast at Porlock Weir; Upper River Tamar and West Somerset Streams.

Brits are set to freeze this weekend with the mercury expected to drop at nighttime and snow falling in the north.

It comes after drivers were urged to stay alert on the roads on Friday with ice warnings covering half the country.

And the threat continues, particularly in Scotland, where there remains a high chance of ice patches throughout the country.

The Met Office said: “Early wintry showers in the north, and rain, sleet and hill snow further south will leave surfaces cold and wet by early evening.

“Clear spells for a time will allow ice to form in places, particularly for evening commuters, before temperatures trend up after midnight.

“The warning area highlights areas considered most likely to see ice.”

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  • 13th to 22nd of January outlook

    A continuation of largely settled conditions is most likely as we head into the middle of January with high pressure in charge across the south of the country.

    Most areas will be dry with any spells of rain and stronger winds likely to be restricted to northern parts of the country.

    The settled weather will bring widespread overnight frost as well as morning fog patches.

    Amounts of sunshine are uncertain with areas of fog and low cloud potentially lingering by day in places, especially in the south.

    How long the predominantly settled condition persist is uncertain with an increasing chance of some unsettled spells returning to many parts as we head towards the end of the period.

  • How is this evening shaping up?

    Rain soon clearing the southeast, but persisting across Shetland.

    Clear spells but also blustery showers, mainly in the west, heavy in places with possible hail, and wintry over some hills.

    Windy, especially in the southwest. Cold, odd icy patches possible.

  • Cardiff evening forecast

    Scattered showers feeding in overnight with some hill snow plus isolated hail and thunder.

    Risk of icy stretches forming as temperatures fall close to freezing.

    Feeling cold in the ongoing brisk winds, with near gales in the far south west. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

  • Rainy start to Sunday for most

    Early showers in the west gradually becoming mostly confined to parts of northern England by late afternoon.

    Otherwise sunny spells and mostly dry in the south and east. Wind easing.

  • 12 flood alerts issued

    THE GOV website have issued 12 flood alerts for the UK today as Brits are set to be hit by wind blasts and snow this weekend.

    The flood warnings are for: Earby Beck and Glusburn Beck; Exmoor Rivers; Lower Exe area; Lower River Soar in Leicestershire; Mid Bristol Avon area; Middle Exe area; Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries; Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck; Severn Vyrnwy confluence; Somerset coast at Porlock Weir; Upper River Tamar and West Somerset Streams.

  • Snow to hit Britain this weekend

    Brits are set to freeze this weekend with the mercury expected to drop at nighttime and snow falling in the north.

    It comes after drivers were urged to stay alert on the roads on Friday with ice warnings covering half the country.

    And the threat continues, particularly in Scotland, where there remains a high chance of ice patches throughout the country.

    BBC forecaster Christopher Blanchett said: “Through the course of this evening and overnight, our concern is with ice and there is a Met Office yellow warning in force through west-central Scotland and the south.

    “There is a chance of icy patches almost anywhere and under clear skies, temperatures are readily falling away to sub-zero and in rural parts of the northeast perhaps minus 6C.”

  • Weather forecast for the new week

    Outbreaks of rain spreading east Monday, southeast staying dry.

    Brightening from the northwest Tuesday and Wednesday, but overnight fog patches.

    Cloud and blustery showers in the north.

  • Today’s forecast

    Early rain, heavy at times, clearing eastwards, finally clearing East Anglia and southeast England late afternoon.

    Some early hill snow in the north.

    Brighter, colder weather with heavy, blustery showers, wintry over hills, follows from the west. Windy and blustery.

  • Cold weather payments

    Here is the full list of postcodes that qualify for the payments.

    Aviemore

    Braemar

    Aboyne

    • AB30-34
    • AB38
    • AB51-55
    • DD8-9

    Loch Glascarnoch

    • IV4
    • IV6
    • IV7
    • IV14
    • IV16
    • IV23-24
    • IV63
  • How to stay warm when outside

    With the weather getting chillier and frostier, you’ll want to wrap up warm.

    Here are some good tips for staying all snugly and cosy when outdoors:

    1. Prewarm your clothes.
    2. Invest in some quality thermals.
    3. Fleece leggings.
    4. Hand warmers.
    5. Cover every inch of skin.
    6. Eat fatty foods.
    7. Thermal flask.
    8. Keep moving.
    9. Keep hydrated.
    10. Keep your head covered.
    11. Tactical scarf-wearing – including keeping your nose and mouth covered
  • Those in Manchester will need to wrap up warm

    Friday’s showers fading through the evening and winds easing.

    A frost and some ice developing early in the night but becoming cloudier and milder through the early hours of Saturday as rain, heavy at times, moves in and winds strengthen.

    Minimum temperature -3 °C.

  • It will be a freezing night for Edinburgh

    Dry with clear skies and a widespread frost at first.

    Then becoming cloudy with freshening winds and temperatures recovering.

    Rain with snow on high ground spreading eastwards later tonight. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

  • 22nd January to 5th February UK forecast

    Conditions expected to remain broadly unsettled and changeable through this period with occasional spells of cold, wet and windy weather moving across from the Atlantic.

    Western and northwestern parts likely to see the wettest and windiest conditions overall whilst eastern and southeastern parts probably seeing the most of any drier spells.

    Temperatures likely to be slightly above average overall throughout, but there remains a possibility of short-lived colder spells.

    Colder spells likely to bring a risk of snow at times, though mostly over high ground in the north.

    Possibility that stronger systems will bring gales to western and northwestern areas throughout this period.

  • Cardiff forecast for this evening

    Friday’s showers fading through the evening and winds easing.

    A frost and some ice developing early in the night but becoming cloudier and milder from the west as rain spreads eastwards and winds pick up again.

    Minimum temperature -2 °C.

  • Could be another frosty night for Londoners

    Any residual showers will rapidly fade, leaving clear spells and allowing a slight frost to develop.

    Cloud then quickly spreads east, followed by outbreaks of locally heavy rain after midnight.

    Minimum temperature -1 °C.

  • 12th to 21st January

    High pressure is expected across southern and central parts of the UK at the start of this period, bringing settled conditions and light winds, though it’s likely to be rather cloudy in some areas.

    Temperatures will be generally around average, but there is a risk of some colder nights with local frost and fog.

    Spells of rain, drizzle and stronger winds are likely further north, with temperatures near to or slightly above average here.

    Confidence decreases through the period, but a return to generally more unsettled conditions across the UK is likely later on, with western and northwestern parts expected to continue to see the wettest and windiest weather.

    Temperatures likely to remain around average.

  • Cold weather payments

    Here is the full list of postcodes that qualify for the payments.

    Aviemore

    Braemar

    Aboyne

    • AB30-34
    • AB38
    • AB51-55
    • DD8-9

    Loch Glascarnoch

    • IV4
    • IV6
    • IV7
    • IV14
    • IV16
    • IV23-24
    • IV63
  • How to stay warm when outside

    With the weather getting chillier and frostier, you’ll want to wrap up warm.

    Here are some good tips for staying all snugly and cosy when outdoors:

    1. Prewarm your clothes.
    2. Invest in some quality thermals.
    3. Fleece leggings.
    4. Hand warmers.
    5. Cover every inch of skin.
    6. Eat fatty foods.
    7. Thermal flask.
    8. Keep moving.
    9. Keep hydrated.
    10. Keep your head covered.
    11. Tactical scarf-wearing – including keeping your nose and mouth covered
  • 22nd January to 5th February UK forecast

    Conditions expected to remain broadly unsettled and changeable through this period with occasional spells of cold, wet and windy weather moving across from the Atlantic.

    Western and northwestern parts likely to see the wettest and windiest conditions overall whilst eastern and southeastern parts probably seeing the most of any drier spells.

    Temperatures likely to be slightly above average overall throughout, but there remains a possibility of short-lived colder spells.

    Colder spells likely to bring a risk of snow at times, though mostly over high ground in the north.

    Possibility that stronger systems will bring gales to western and northwestern areas throughout this period.

  • Could be another frosty night for Londoners

    Any residual showers will rapidly fade, leaving clear spells and allowing a slight frost to develop.

    Cloud then quickly spreads east, followed by outbreaks of locally heavy rain after midnight.

    Minimum temperature -1 °C.

  • 12th to 21st January

    High pressure is expected across southern and central parts of the UK at the start of this period, bringing settled conditions and light winds, though it’s likely to be rather cloudy in some areas.

    Temperatures will be generally around average, but there is a risk of some colder nights with local frost and fog.

    Spells of rain, drizzle and stronger winds are likely further north, with temperatures near to or slightly above average here.

    Confidence decreases through the period, but a return to generally more unsettled conditions across the UK is likely later on, with western and northwestern parts expected to continue to see the wettest and windiest weather.

    Temperatures likely to remain around average.

  • Sunday to Tuesday outlook

    Sunday dry and bright for many areas, although blustery showers in the northwest.

    Cloud and rain reaching all areas through Monday, clearing southeast, and brightening from the northwest through Tuesday.


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