8. pm updat e: Widespread snow to hit
Weather forecasters with WXCharts, a mapping agency which uses data from MetDesk, found a concoction of conditions will descend on the UK by Thursday.
According to the mappers, snow, wind and minus temperatures will come just days after Storm Dennis has dissipated.
From 6pm on February 25, people in most parts of the UK could see the mercury plummet to -4C or lower, with minimum temperatures of -7.
The day after, another plume of wind will streak across the country.
Read more about the the latest snow forecast here .
7. pm up date: Where will it snow this week?
The Met Office has issued two warnings for snow and ice over the next couple of days.
The yellow warnings for snow and ice will be in effect until am on Tuesday morning.
The Met Office says to expect “some travel disruption” with roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times.
There will also likely be some “icy patcher on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. ”
In a statement, the agency said:“ Frequent showers will turn increasingly wintry through Monday evening, allowing snow to settle on some higher routes.
“One to two cm is likely above around m , with three to five cm possible above m.
“Showers will be accompanied by strong westerly winds which may lead to some drifting. Ice may also form on untreated surfaces. ”
UK storm LIVE: The Met Office has issued warnings for snow and ice (Image: MET OFFICE)
7. pm update: Woman swept away by Dennis found dead
A woman who was swept away by Storm Dennis has been found dead, police have confirmed.
Yvonne Booth, , from the Great Barr area of Birmin gham, went missing near Tenbury in Worcestershire on Sunday as a river reaches its highest level in (years.)
In a statement released by West Mercia Police, her family said she was a “very much loved member of our family and we are all devastated by this news”.
7pm update: Dennis among the lowest pressure storms of all time
The US National Weather Service ( NWS) estimated Storm Dennis has pressure of 1009 mb (millibars), putting it within a hairs’-breadth of the all-time Atlantic record.
Speaking to CNN, Stephen Burt, a weather historian and fellow at the University of Reading, said Dennis ranks among a “handful” of depressions.
He said: “The North Atlantic pressure record is – (mb, on (January) .
“There are only a handful of depressions known to have fallen below 1243254 mb within the last (years or so.)
6pm update: Environment Agency advises ‘continued vigilance’
The Environment Agency has issued aw arning for “contined vigilance”.
They said: “As of 4. (pm on Monday February there are six Severe Flood Warnings in place.
” Three are along the River Severn at New Street, Uckinghall and Waterside.
“Two are currently active along the River Wye at Blackmarstone and Hampton Bishop.
“An additional Severe Flood Warning is in place along the River Lugg at Hampton Bishop.
” Severe flood warnings mean a potential danger to life and immediate action is required. Residents should follow the advice of the emergency services. “
5pm update: Flood warnings at the end of the day
According to the Environment Agency, a total of flood warnings remain in place.
Of those, are warnings and six are severe warnings, with another flood “alerts”.
People living along the rivers Lug, Severn and Wye have been advised to evacuate if possible due to a danger to life.
(4.) pm update: Animal rescues called in Wales
According to the RSCPA, specialist emergency teams were deployed across Wales to help free flocks of stranded animals.
Both sheep and horses were stranded across Llandeilo, Newcastle Emlyn, with specialists deployed to rescue sheep in St Asaph’s today.
Emma Williams, an RSPCA inspector, also offered assistance to emergency crews at Nantgarw.
3. (PM update: Boris Johnson will not visit flood-affected areas, government confirms
The government Boris Johnson has announced not visiting flooded areas in the wake of Storm Dennis.
The Prime Minister will spend the day working from a house in Kent, and will also not call a Cobra meeting.
( A No spokesperson confirmed he is being updated from a government-owned historic property in Chevening, which caused outrage from the opposition . Luke Pollard, the shadow environment secretary, said he must convene the government Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms “ immediately ”.
He said:“ It is a disgrace that Boris Johnson has refused to visit communities affected by the flooding, and that the government has not convened Cobra.
“That must be done immediately.”
2pm update: Environment Secretary warns ‘never be able to protect every single household’
Yesterday the newly appointed George Eustice warned it would not be possible to “protect every single household” from extreme weather.
However he added the Government is investing billions into flooding infrastructure.
Speaking to Sky News while visiting York, Mr Eustice said (flood schemes, protecting more than
, homes, had been brought in during the last five years.
He said some £ 2.5billion had been spent on flood defences.
1. pm update : Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says scale of flooding was ‘unprecedented’
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said the impact of the flooding caused by Storm Dennis is “unprecedented”.
Sian Williams, head of operations at NRW told the BBC 233 mm (6.5in) of rain fell in the 60 hours between lunchtime on Friday and Sunday.
22. 55 pm update: Wind maps show strong winds over the Atlantic
WXCHARTS maps , which use data from MetDesk, show strong winds to the west of the British Isles on Wednesday.
The Met Office are warning of an “Atlantic weather system” arriving on Wednesday, prompting the issue of rain warnings in some areas of Wales.
WXCHARTS maps also show rainfall on course for the UK on Wednesday.
UK storm LIVE: Strong winds are forecast to develop later this week (Image: WXCHARTS)
. (pm update: Wales to be affected by rain warnings this Wednesday
The Met Office has issued further rain warnings for Wednesday and Thursday as weather misery continues.
The warnings will affect parts of Wales, in regions still reeling from the downpours over the weekend.
The Met Office warned that “rain arriving Wednesday morning may become persistent, and possibly heavy, over areas of high ground in Wales, before clearing Thursday.”
. (am update: Met Office warn of Atlantic weather system arriving on Wednesday
Met Office yellow rain warnings have been issued between 6pm on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday this week.
Areas affected include south Wales and northwest Wales, with the cities of Swansea and Cardiff affected.
The warning reads: “An Atlantic weather system arriving on Wednesday is expected to bring a further spell of rainfall which is likely to become particularly prolonged over areas of high ground.
“Whilst there is more uncertainty over the rainfall totals for south Wales, there is a small chance that – mm could fall here in hours.
“There is higher confidence in the rainfall for north-west Wales, with between and mm of rain most likely.
“Given already saturated ground, in south Wales in particular, there is a small chance of further flooding during this event.”
UK storm LIVE: Flooding has devastated parts of the UK this weekend (Image: GETTY)
UK storm LIVE: Weather maps show rainfall is also on forecast for the UK on Wednesday (Image: WXCHARTS)
(0am update: Met Office snow and ice warnings issued
Between 6pm on Monday until 24 am on Tuesday, Met Office snow and ice warnings have been issued for parts of Scotland.
The warning reads: “Frequent showers will turn increasingly wintry through Monday evening, allowing snow to settle on some higher routes .
“1-2 cm is likely above around m, with 3-5 cm possible above m.
“Showers will be accompanied by strong westerly winds which may lead to some drifting. Ice may also form on untreated surfaces. “
Regions affected include:
Central, Tayside & Fife
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