Weather forecast UK today – Met Office warns of cold blast and flood as warm air gives way to icy conditions this week

BRITS should prepare to be hit with a triple-whammy of snow, flooding and brutal winds, followed by a bitter -5 Arctic blast.

Brian Gaze at Weather Outlook warned of temperatures plunging to bitterly cold lows of -5C in Scotland next week, with other areas of the UK average 0C.

The Environment Agency has also issued flood warning for five areas in England including York, South Creake and Burhma Thorpe – meaning flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken.

And a Met Office yellow warning for snow and ice is now in place over parts of western Scotland, with forecasters warning of travel disruption as sub-zero temperatures grip the country.

Meanwhile Coral has cut the odds to 2-1 on snow falling in any major city in the UK before the month is out.

The firm makes it 1-2 for the wind speed to reach as high as 100mph in the mainland UK before the end of the weekend.

Follow our live blog below for the latest weather news and updates…

  • Alice Peacock

    CALMER WEEK OF WEATHER DESPITE TEMPERATURE DROP

    The UK is in for a more settled week of weather, compared with last weeks onslaught of rain and gales.

    A fairly steady drizzle was felt across much of the UK last week, and winds reached gale-force in some areas.

    High pressure building in from the west will bring much calmer weather over the days to come, BBC weather said.

  • Alice Peacock

    SCOTLAND IN FOR A CHILLY END TO WINTER

    Scotland's coldest winter for 10 years is expected to drag on thanks to a 2,000-mile 'Arctic dome' of cold air bringing a three-week 'polar spring'.

    Brian Gaze at Weather Outlook warned it could plunge to lows of -5C in Scotland, with other areas of the UK averaging 0C.

    Northerly winds will bring freezing air and the potential for "snow showers".

  • Alice Peacock

    TEMPERATURES TO DROP TOWARDS END OF WEEK

    After a mild Monday, temperatures are forecast to come down by the end of the week.

    Brits can expect noticeably colder temperatures across England and Wales, BBC Weather reportedly.

    This would largely be due to stronger northeasterly winds developing.

  • Alex Winter

    COLD TO GRIP SOUTH UNTIL THE END OF MARCH

    Forecasters from the Met Office say temperatures will be "potentially much colder than average in the south, particularly the south-east" for some time to come.

    And there's a risk of snow until the end of the month in those areas.

    In the north – which certainly saw some of the worst of the winter weather – it'll be much milder in the coming fortnight.

  • Alex Winter

    COLD BLAST TO FINISH MARCH

    It's going to be fairly settled for the beginning of this week – but from Wednesday onwards, forecasters say we can expect much chillier weather.

    Met Office chiefs say the south will see the worst of this, and it'll be much colder than in the north.

    That's a situation that won't change much before the end of the month.

    More on this in the next post.

  • Alex Winter

    WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TODAY?

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE SAYS HIGH PRESSURE WILL TAKE HOLD IN FORECAST FOR WEEK AHEAD

    The weather agency tweeted: "High pressure will take charge in the week ahead Chart with upwards trend

    "For some of us, this will mean largely dry with warm sunny spells.

    "For others, it will turn colder with showers Sun behind cloud with rain.

    "Here are the details."

  • Joseph Gamp

    SNOW BLANKETS PARTS OF NORTH AS 70MPH WINDS BATTERED COASTS TODAY

    Snow blanketed parts of the North yesterday — with 70mph gusts expected to batter coasts today.

    A new weather front will move across the UK today and bring with it more rain on Mother’s Day.

    Four flood warnings remained in place yesterday in Keswick, Cumbria, and parts of North Yorkshire.

    Scotland was issued with a yellow weather warning after up to 5cm of snow covered parts of the country as well as the north of England.

    Temperatures were expected to reach below freezing in some regions on Saturday night with a touch of frost developing on higher ground.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TORNADO SLAMS TEXAS AS COLORADO AND WYOMING BRACE FOR WILD WINTER STORM

    THIS is the shocking moment a terrifying tornado hit Texas as severe winter weather pummelled the US, triggering flash flooding, blizzards, and dangerous conditions across the country.

    The huge storm brought on snow, severe winds, and rainfall across several states, with millions placed under severe weather warnings as Texans braced themselves for a twister on Saturday afternoon.

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott placed numerous resources on standby as the bad weather hit at around 3.30pm this afternoon.

    Cellphone footage showed the violently rotating twister in open fields of Lubbock as the first round of storms hit north-west Texas this weekend.

    Elsewhere, AccuWeather meteorologists warned that Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska would also be in the eye of the storm this weekend with a potentially historic snowfall that has already impacted travel.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    STRONG BREEZE

    Walkers enjoy the Spring weather at Hengistbury Head in Dorset on a day of sunny spells and a strong breeze today.

    Credit: Bournemouth News
  • Joseph Gamp

    NETWEATHER PREDICTS SNOW WILL HIT NORTHERN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND NEXT WEEK

    Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester are all set to see snow next week, according to Netweather.

    Netweather has predicted a 30 to 85 percent chance of snow hitting.

    Temperatures in the south east could hit a low of between -3 and -5 in the south east of England.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: DRY AND BRIGHT START TO MONDAY MORNING

    Monday morning will start dry and bright.

    The weather agency tweeted: "Largely dry and bright to start Monday morning.

    "Cloudier skies in Northern Ireland with some light rain, and a few showers in the southeast.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR MARCH 17 – 26

    The start of the period is likely to see largely settled conditions, according to the Met Office.

    This will give dry weather for most, though some showers are possible, mainly in the north and east.

    There is a risk of morning frost and fog patches, particularly in the west. Temperatures potentially colder than average in the south, particularly the south east, but likely milder across the north.

    The end of the period will most likely see another period of unsettled weather, with spells of rain and some strong winds crossing all parts of the UK, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes.

    Temperatures are expected to be at or slightly below average for this time of year by the end of the period.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: MONDAY FORECAST –  BRITS TO BE HIT BY SNOW, FLOODING AND A -5C ARCTIC BLAST

    UK weather forecast for Monday 15 March – Brits to be hit by snow, flooding and a -5C Arctic blast

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: RAIN TO MAKE WAY FOR A LARGELY DRY DAY ON MONDAY

    The sporadic patches of rain that sprinkled much of the UK today should make way for a fairly dry Monday.

    According to Met Office reports, spells of rain would continue over the much of Saturday evening.

    The weather would become drier overnight, with sunny spells tomorrow.

    Monday would be a largely dry day, with just the odd shower possible.

    Some bright or sunny spells could be on the cards, with slightly warmer temperatures for most.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE RELEASES '4CAST' FOR MONDAY

    The Met office has released its '4cast' for Monday.

    The weather agency tweeted: "How's the weather looking for the start of the new week?

    "Find out in our latest 4cast."

  • Joseph Gamp

    LADBROKES: MARCH 6/4 TO BE COLDEST ON RECORD

    This month could be the coldest March on record, according to Ladbrokes.

    With temperatures tumbling and Britain being battered by hailstones over the weekend, the bookies cut odds from 7/4 to just 6/4 on this being a record-breaking cold March.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It's looking increasingly likely we're in for a record-breaking cold month as temperatures look ready to take a turn for the worse."

  • Joseph Gamp

    SNOW BLANKETS PARTS OF NORTH AS 70MPH WINDS BATTERED COASTS TODAY

    Snow blanketed parts of the North yesterday — with 70mph gusts expected to batter coasts today.

    A new weather front will move across the UK today and bring with it more rain on Mother’s Day.

    Four flood warnings remained in place yesterday in Keswick, Cumbria, and parts of North Yorkshire.

    Scotland was issued with a yellow weather warning after up to 5cm of snow covered parts of the country as well as the north of England.

    Temperatures were expected to reach below freezing in some regions on Saturday night with a touch of frost developing on higher ground.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LOW PRESSURE BRINGING STRONG WINDS, ESPECIALLY TO THE NORTH

    Forecaster Owain Wyn Evans said yesterday: “The low pressure that is driving our weather at the moment is positioned to the North.

    "It is swirling all of these weather fronts away and it is also bringing us these strong winds.

    “Further heavy showers will be moving in from the North West. Some of these showers will be turning wintry on hills."

  • Joseph Gamp

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS IN SCOTLAND

    Scotland was issued with a yellow weather warning after up to 5cm of snow covered parts of the country as well as the north of England.

    Temperatures were expected to reach below freezing in some regions on Saturday night with a touch of frost developing on higher ground.

    But clearer spells are forecast in between showers on Mother’s Day.

    Conditions are expected to improve throughout the day with temperatures reaching between 6C and 12C in the south east.

    High winds in London yesterday saw model Caprice, 49, lose her hat.

  • Joseph Gamp

    NETWEATHER PREDICTS SNOW WILL HIT NORTHERN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND NEXT WEEK

    Scotland, Northumberland, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester are all set to see snow next week, according to Netweather.

    Netweather has predicted a 30 to 85 percent chance of snow hitting.

    Temperatures in the south east could hit a low of between -3 and -5 in the south east of England.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST FOR MARCH 17 – 26

    The start of the period is likely to see largely settled conditions, according to the Met Office.

    This will give dry weather for most, though some showers are possible, mainly in the north and east.

    There is a risk of morning frost and fog patches, particularly in the west. Temperatures potentially colder than average in the south, particularly the south east, but likely milder across the north.

    The end of the period will most likely see another period of unsettled weather, with spells of rain and some strong winds crossing all parts of the UK, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes.

    Temperatures are expected to be at or slightly below average for this time of year by the end of the period.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GALE FORCE WINDS CAUSING HAVOC ON BRITAIN’S ROADS AND RAILWAYS

    Train services were also hit after a trampoline was blown onto the tracks and lodged under a train in Tonbridge, Kent.

    A spokesman for Southeastern said: “Power to lines in the Tonbridge area had been switched off, to allow response staff to attempt to safely remove the object from the lines.”

    Another trampoline was flipped onto a car in Gosport, Hants.

    The strong winds also saw ferry services between Dover and Calais cancelled or delayed.

    Delivery bikes were blown over in Fulham, South West London, whilst a waste tanker ended up on its side at Portesham in Dorset.

  • Alice Peacock

    RAIN TO CLEAR, MAKING WAY FOR A DRY MONDAY

    The sporadic patches of rain that sprinkled much of the UK today should make way for a fairly dry Monday.

    According to Met Office reports, spells of rain would continue over the much of Saturday evening.

    The weather would become drier overnight, with sunny spells tomorrow.

    Monday would be a largely dry day, with just the odd shower possible.

    Some bright or sunny spells could be on the cards, with slightly warmer temperatures for most.

  • Alice Peacock

    BAND OF RAIN MAKES ITS WAY SOUTH AND EAST

    A band of rain is moving across the country this afternoon, affecting mainly the southern and eastern parts of the UK.

    According to the BBC Weather's Nick Miller, the rain would make its way from the east and would spread throughout the afternoon.

     

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