Wintry, unsettled conditions continue
The unsettled theme to the weather continues this week.
It will stay rather cold with wintry showers at times as it was last night.
Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders yesterday said:
“However later on Tuesday and early Wednesday, don’t be surprised to see some snow falling even in Wales and the south, although again most of any lying snow will be over hills.”
Showers in the south will often be accompanied by strong winds, while there is a risk of overnight ice across the north and west especially tonight and Tuesday nights. It could turn more generally wet again later in the week.
Caroline Douglass, Director of Incident Management at the Environment Agency, yesterday said:
“Flooding has a long lasting and devastating impact on people’s lives, and we offer our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been flooded and continue to be affected by the persistent wet weather.
“Further spells of rain expected across England this week could cause further flooding, particularly in Yorkshire and the Midlands. River levels remain high and ongoing river flooding remains probable for the River Severn this week as it responds to continued rainfall.
“We have seen our third weekend of exceptional river levels and stormy weather, continuing into this week; with the effects of climate change, we need to prepare for more frequent periods of extreme weather like this. People need to be aware of their flood risk, sign up to flood warnings, make a flood plan and not to drive or walk through flood water.”
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