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UK weather forecast: ‘Arctic swell’ to bring -9C coldest night of autumn with MORE flooding feared this wee – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk


AN Arctic swell will send temperatures plunging to bring the coldest night this autumn – while freak weather is expected to cause more flooding this week.

The 400 – mile wide swell brought the mercury down -9C overnight – marking the earliest wintersnowfor 11 years in some places,weatherforecasters have said.

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 UK weather forecast - A 400-mile wide 'Arctic swell' will be hitting the UK and plunging temperatures to -9C in some places this week

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(UK weather forecast – A) – mile wide ‘Arctic swell’ will be hitting the UK and plunging temperatures to -9C in some places this week

 As of Sunday evening, the Environment Agency issued 52 flood warning and 91 flood alerts

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As of Sunday evening, the Environment Agency issued 52 flood warning and 91 flood aler TS

While the cold snap stays, two inches of rain will fall on Tuesday – starting in the West and other parts including Yorks that were hit by floods last week.

Britain will be colder than Helsinki as the blast of polar air sweeps in.

The Met officewarned temperatures could drop to -8.1C in the Highlands on Monday night.

In the North, temperatures are set to drop to -6C and parts of the South are bracing for -3C.

SNOW FLURRIES

The North faces snow flurries on higher ground, which would make it England’s earliest winter snow for 11 Years.

Most days will struggle to hit double-digits in the North this week – while the South will see high temperatures range from (C to) C.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “Slow-moving rain returns to the West on Tuesday and to Yorkshire and other parts from Thursday for the rest of the week, with bands of rain.

“It’s cold in the northerly flow. Monday night could be the coldest night of autumn in Scotland and England, exceeding -8.1C in Scotland and down to -6C in northern England.

“Snow showers could be seen on higher ground of Scotland, with a bit of snow over northern England.

“Daytime maximums will be 7-9C for most to start the week, easing to 12 C in the South from midweek as the flow turns southerly, but still only 7 – 10 C in the North.

“It stays unsettled from next weekend onwards, with bands of rain through the following week.”

 UK weather forecast: The temperature drop could bring the coldest autumn night of the year and the earliest snow in 11 years

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UK weather forecast: The temperature drop could bring the coldest autumn night of the year and the earliest snow in 11 years

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This weather map shows how rain will come across the UK on Thursday as shown with the blue bands

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John Hammond, ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster of weathertrending, said: “There’s a lot more rain to come, and that’s worrying news for those hit by flooding.

“After a brief drier interlude, low pressure will take up residence. Flooding concerns continue. ”

Large parts of the country are still dealing with the catastrophic floods as the chaos is set to continue until Tuesday.

This past week, the rivers Severn and Avon burst their banks leaving properties waterlogged in Glos. and Worcs.

Residents in the Midlands and Yorks. are still battling to clear their homes.

Meteorologist Sophie Yeomans said: “There is some rainfall around, but it’s looking light and patchy.

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“There’s light cloud and rain around in some of the areas in the north of England and also down in Shropshire and the West Midlands.

“But there’s no long-lasting or heavy rain – it’s a good situation.”

The Environment Agency said: “River flooding is expected to continue in the Lower River Don washlands area in South Yorkshire through to at least Tuesday, where properties will continue to flood and there will be continued travel disruption.”

 A car is seen partly submerged in floodwater, at Bardney, near Lincoln, after the Barlings Eau last week

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A car is seen partly submerged in floodwater, at Bardney, near Lincoln, after the Barlings Eau last week

 Farmer Henry Ward stands on a boat, the only access to his flood marooned farm at Bardney, near Lincoln

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Farmer Henry Ward stands on a boat, the only access to his flood marooned farm at Bardney, near LincolnCredit: Getty Images – Getty

 An aerial view showing a flooded property in Glocs.

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An aerial view showing a flooded property in Glocs.Credit: PA: Press Association

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