Snow and ice set to hit UK after chaos caused by Storm Ciara – Sky News,

Snow and ice set to hit UK after chaos caused by Storm Ciara – Sky News,

Parts of the UK could see blizzards and up to 31 cm of snow after the weekend chaos of Storm Ciara.

More than , people remain without power after Sunday brought flooding, evacuations and travel disruption as winds reached 138 mph and some areas saw a month and a half’s rainfall in just hours.

The Environment Agency has issued 198 flood warnings across England, meaning immediate action is required. Another 337 flood alerts are also in place.

Monday brings the threat of further disruption, with a number of yellow weather warnings from the Met Office.

      A warning for wind in southern England, with very strong winds likely to move across the far south between am and 7pm, causing some travel delays

    • A warning for snow and ice in the north of England between 3pm and midnight, affecting some roads and railways and with some icy patches on paths and roads With the risk of injury
    • A warning for wind and snow across Scotl and all day, causing possible travel delays, icy patches with the risk of some injuries, and power cuts
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      Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “While Storm Ciara is clearing away, that doesn’t mean we’re entering a quieter period of weather.

      “It’s going to stay very unsettled.





      Large waves hit the the seafront and wall in Newhaven       




      Image:          A fallen tree on a car in a street in Wigan. Pic: Victoria Gregson       

      “We have got colder air coming through the UK and will be feeling a real drop in temperatures, with an increased risk of snow in northern parts of the UK and likely in Scotland.

      “There could be up to cm on Monday and Tuesday and with strong winds, blizzards aren’t out of the question. “

      • Train delays are likely , especially early in the day as engineers assess Sunday’s damage
      • Drivers have been warned that difficult conditions could continue through Monday’s rush hour.
      • Airline travel could also be affected, with British Airways warning of a “minor knock-on effect” from Sunday and saying there are options for people booked to travel on Monday which include making changes to their travel plans



      Image:          Part of Sonia’s Bistro, on the banks of the River Teviot in the town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Pic: Michal Butlewski       




      Image:          A man was trapped for more than an hour in Flitwick, Bedfordshire. Pics: Beds, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit       

      Sunday saw more than flood warnings issued across England, with the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Cumbria, severely hit.

      The River Irwell burst its banks at Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, while areas including Blackpool, Whalley, Longton and Rossendale, were affected by flooding in Lancashire.

      Chris Wilding, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency, warned of further flooding on Monday.

      He said: “Some significant river flooding is possible across parts of the north of England today due to heavy, persistent rain and severe gale force winds associated With Storm Ciara.

      “Minor coastal flooding impacts are also possible for parts of the south, west and north-east England coast, where high tides, large waves and coastal gales combine.

      “We advise people to check their flood ri sk, stay safe and avoid activities such as storm selfies. “

      Icy weather     



                                                                                                       Latest UK weather forecast                 

      The fastest gusts of miles per hour were recorded at Needles Battery on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, with 125 miles per hour winds hitting Aberdaron, a village at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula in Wales.

      Inland, Manchester Airport recorded gusts of mph.

      Video posted on Twitter by Big Jet TV showed a British Airways plane aborting a landing at Heathrow as it battled against the high winds.

      But the re was good news too – a British Airways plane, propelled by the fierce winds, was thought to have made the fastest New York-to-London flight by a conventional airliner.

      The Boeing – (completed the 3, – mile transatlantic journey in 4 hours and minutes , landing 122 minutes early and reaching a top speed of (mph) 1, kph), according to flight tracking website Flightradar .   


      Image:          Flooded homes in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire       

      The Welsh village of Capel Curig saw 6mm of rain, while mm of rain fell in Honister Pass, in Cumbria, in the 34 hours to 4pm on Sunday.

      Power was cut to , properties on Sunday and there were delays and cancellations on flights, ferries and trains as drivers contended with flooding and fallen trees.

      All shipping movements were suspended at the Port of Dover and the Humber Bridge in northern England was closed to all traffic for only the second time since opening in .

      In Hawick in the Borders a guest house and bistro collapsed into the River Teviot on Sunday. No one was injured.



      Image:          A flooded street in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Pic: The Afghan Rug Shop       

      Footage posted on social media showed a wall of the Bridge House Guest House and Sonia’s Bistro building collapsing into the fast-flowing River Teviot.

      London’s eight royal parks were closed and even the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace was cancelled.

      Sporting events affected included Manchester City’s English Premier League soccer match against West Ham and Scotland’s Women’s Six Nations rugby match against England.

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