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Weather forecast UK – Wall of snow’ hits THIS WEEKEND as Met Office warns of floods and bitter cold after Storm Cristoph

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A 'WALL of snow' is due to hit the UK this weekend, according to reports.

BBC Weather warned that polar conditions will move in from Ireland from tomorrow with residual breezes from Storm Cristoph sending temperatures plunging to as low as -8C in some areas.

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

Meanwhile the Met Office has warned of ongoing flooding threats as melting snow enters rivers already swollen after days of torrential rain.

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

  • 169 FLOOD WARNINGS IN PLACE ACROSS ENGLAND

    There are currently 169 flood warnings in place across England.

    The warnings, which indicate flooding is expected, were issued amid rains and rising river levels caused by Storm Christoph.

    They are mostly concentrated along the English-Welsh border, the northwest, the Midlands, and Yorkshire.

    One severe flood warning is in the village of Farndon, south of Chester.

    Full details on the Environment Agency's website.

  • SEVERE FLOOD WARNING IN FARNDON

    A severe flood warning remains in place in village of Farndon in Chester.

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

    A severe flood warning indicates a danger to life.

    The Environment Agency issued the warning yesterday morning amid rising river levels caused by Storm Christoph.

    Full details on agency's website.

  • DIDSBURY COUPLE DESCRIBE EVACUATING THEIR CHILDREN

    A couple have described having to evacuate their children from their home amid heavy flooding in Didsbury, Manchester on Wednesday.

    Speaking to the BBC, Robert Davies, who works on a golf course near his home, said he and wife Claire had found themselves in a "shocking" and "scary" situation.

    "Having to move out the house and evacuate children, it was quite a lot," he said.

    Claire added: "The river had already come over outside our house, and we'd left the car on the other side so we could get out.

    "So we had to walk across the golf course at 4 o'clock [Wednesday] afternoon, because if we hadn't made that decision then we were worried it would've been taken out of our hands, and we'd have to be doing that in the middle of the night with two young children."

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