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Weather forecast UK – Arctic blast to plunge temperatures to -10C as Britain braces for 80% chance of snow by Sunday

BRITAIN is set to blasted by snow on Sunday as temperatures plunge to -10 as an arctic blast grips the country.

The Met Office has warned that the snow and ice could cause mass travel chaos as forecasts predict an 80 percent chance of snow.

This comes as Londoners are at risk of flooding this weekend after heavy rainfall during Storm Christoph.

There are currently 15 flood alerts in the capital meaning locals are advised to be prepared as flooding is possible.

The flood threat comes as a 'wall of snow' was due to hit the UK this weekend.

According to the latest maps from WXCharts, the entire UK will be covered by an 80% risk of snow by Sunday evening.

Follow our weather live blog below for the latest news and updates from around the country

  • SATURDAY MORNING TO BE ICY

    Saturday morning will be very cold so watch out for ice on pavements and any untreated roads.

  • SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES TO HIT

    The UK is facing sub-zero temperatures as a blast of Arctic air as Storm Christoph sweeps the country.

    Temperatures are set to drop to as low as -10c in Scotland and -7c in parts of northern England.

    Dr Kate Marks, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency. She said the north-west of England, which was badly hit by Storm Christoph, faced further flood damage next week with more rain on the way.

    She added: “We urge people to keep away from swollen rivers and not to drive through flood water – it is often deeper than it looks and just 30cm of flowing water is enough to float your car.”

  • YELLOW WARNINGS FOR SOUTH UNTIL SUNDAY

    Yellow weather warnings currently in force across the country are expected to remain in place in the south until Sunday.

    The warnings were put in place ahead of expected snow and ice, and apply to the whole of the South East, South West, West Midlands, and North West as well as Wales, western Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

    They are set to be lifted for most of the country at 10.30am tomorrow, but will remain for southern England and the whole of Wales until at least 6pm on Sunday.

    The Met Office said that snow and ice could cause travel disruption and that some untreated roads and paths would be affected by icy patches.

    Full details on the Met Office website.

  • FORECAST FOR TONIGHT

    According to the Met Office, tonight showers will be affecting many western, northern and southern parts.

    The showers mainly of rain at low levels in the south but sleet or snow elsewhere with some accumulations possible over high ground.

    There will be clear spells between, best in the east and frosty.

  • IN PICTURES - LLANERCH BRIDGE NEAR ST ASAPH, NORTH WALES, WHICH WAS WASHED AWAY BY FLOODWATERS YESTERDAY

  • SHOWERS FOR MUCH OF COUNTRY TONIGHT

    Much of the UK will reportedly see showers overnight following the disruption from Storm Christoph.

    A forecast for this evening and overnight from the Met Office read: "Showers affecting many western, northern and southern parts."

    "The showers mainly of rain at low levels in the south but sleet or snow elsewhere with some accumulations possible over high ground."

    It added that there would be "clear spells", with the best conditions in the east.

  • FLOODING AT SKEWEN 'COULD BE RELATED TO MINEWORKS'

    Flooding in the Welsh village of Skewen could be related to mine works in the area, officials have said.

    Around 80 people were forced to evacuate their homes as water rushed into the village yesterday, with a probe having now been launched to investigate the cause.

    Neath Port Talbot Council leader Rob Jones said early signs indicated that the incident was related to nearby mine works, and Natural Resources Wales said that a local canal had been polluted by "mine water".

    The Coal Authority, the government agency responsible for managing the effect of past coal mining, said there are a number of "historic mining features in the area".

    Investigators remain in the village and a probe is ongoing.

  • 400 HOMES FLOODED BY STORM CHRISTOPH

    Storm Christoph has left around 400 flooded, the Environment Agency has confirmed.

    The storm has bought rains and rising river levels across the UK, particularly to the northwest and west of England and regions along the England-Wales border.

    At present, 135 flood warnings remain in place, and residents in northern and central England have reportedly been told to prepare for further flooding over the weekend.

    Speaking to the Telegraph, Dr Kate Marks of the Environment Agency, said: "River levels remain exceptionally high in parts of northern and central England as a result of this week’s rain from Storm Christoph."

  • IN PICTURES - MEN DIG AROUND A PLOUGH STUCK IN SNOW IN LAMANCHA, SCOTLAND

  • YELLOW WARNINGS ACROSS UK UNTIL TOMORROW

    Yellow weather warnings covering most of the UK are set to remain in place until at least tomorrow morning.

    The warnings were brought in ahead of expected snow and ice, and apply to the whole of the South East, South West, West Midlands, and North West as well as Wales, western Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

    The Met Office said that snow and ice could cause travel disruption and that some untreated roads and paths would be affected by icy patches.

    The warnings are currently listed as remaining in force at least until 10am tomorrow.

    Full details on the Met Office website.

  • SEVERE FLOOD WARNING AT BANGOR DOWNGRADED

    A severe flood warning for the River Dee at Bangor has been downgraded to a regular flood warning.

    A flood warning means that flooding is expected, while a severe flood warning indicates a danger to life.

    A severe warning remains in place for the Lower Dee Valley from Llangollen to Trevalyn Meadows.

    Regular warnings are also in place for the River Wye at Monmouth and the River Ritec at Tenby.

    Full details on the Natural Resource Wales website.

  • RIVER LEVELS DROPPING SLOWLY AT FARNDON

    River levels are now slowly dropping at Farndon, Chester, where a severe flood warning remains in place.

    The village sits on the banks of the River Dee, which at that point forms the English-Welsh border.

    A severe flood warning - indicating a danger to life - was issued earlier amid rising river levels caused by Storm Christoph.

    The Environment Agency has said that "river levels remain very high but are dropping slowly", and that "flooding for land and properties in Farndon remains possible today".

    Full details on agency’s website.

  • OVER 100 FLOOD WARNINGS IN PLACE IN ENGLAND TODAY

    There are 139 flood warnings across England today with one severe flood warning in Farndon.

  • WEATHER FORECAST THIS AFTERNOON

  • DAYTIME TEMPERATURES OF 1C FOR MIDLANDS ON SUNDAY

    The Midlands are forecast to see daytime temperatures as low as 1C this weekend.

    A Met Office temperature map shows just 1C across the region at midday on Sunday.

    Temperatures will be slightly warmer elsewhere, reaching 4C and 5C on parts of the southern coast, but no higher than 2C across the Southeast and North.

  • YELLOW WARNINGS FOR SOUTH UNTIL SUNDAY

    Yellow weather warnings currently in force across the country are expected to remain in place in the south until Sunday.

    The warnings were put in place ahead of expected snow and ice, and apply to the whole of the South East, South West, West Midlands, and North West as well as Wales, western Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

    They are set to be lifted for most of the country at 10.30am tomorrow, but will remain for southern England and the whole of Wales until at least 6pm on Sunday.

    The Met Office said that snow and ice could cause travel disruption and that some untreated roads and paths would be affected by icy patches.

    Full details on the Met Office website.

  • IN PICTURES - FLOODING IN JACKFIELD, SHROPSHIRE AFTER THE RIVER SEVERN BURST ITS BANKS

  • YELLOW WARNINGS IN FORCE ACROSS COUNTRY

    Yellow weather warnings are currently in force across the country ahead of expected snow and ice.

    The warnings apply to the whole of the South East, South West, West Midlands, and North West as well as Wales, western Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

    The Met Office said that snow and ice could cause travel disruption and that some untreated roads and paths would be affected by icy patches.

    The warnings are currently set to remain in force at least until tomorrow.

    Full details on the Met Office website.

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