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UK weather forecast – Met Office warns ‘danger to life’ as flash floods and 60mph gales to hit Britain before – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk


FORECASTERS have warned of a “danger to life” as flash floods and gales spark travel chaos and power cuts – before a burst of snow hits Britain.

The Met Office released FOUR weather warnings as a cold front inches across the country.

One in South Wales warns: “Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

“Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life.

“There is a good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads.

“Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses are likely.”

 UK weather map shows rain forecast today, tomorrow and Monday

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UK weather map shows rain forecast today, tomorrow and Monday

 Four weather warnings are in place

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Four weather warnings are in place

 An icy blast is set to bring snow in Scotland

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An icy blast is set to bring snow in Scotland

The warning covers large parts of South Wales.

Three more cover the South West, North Wales, and the Midlands.

Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said: “A cold front will move across the country later on Saturday and this will bring a marked change in temperatures compared to the start of the weekend.

“There will be blustery showers and the risk of gales in the north on Sunday, there is a chance that some of these showers will turn wintry especially over high ground.

 Gale-force winds made waves lash Penzance, Cornwall

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Gale-force winds made waves lash Penzance, CornwallCredit: Alamy Live News

“It is going to feel markedly colder, especially across the southeast after this cold front moves across bringing temperatures down from mid-double figures to around 9C to C.

“We are going to be a bit below average in terms of temperatures into the start of next week.

“Skies will be clear so it is going to be chilly, we are also going to see winds coming in from the north and the east. There will be a risk of frosts in the morning and some early fog.”

The Government’s Flood Information Service has (warnings where “immediate action” is required.)

The warnings are in place across Yorkshire, the Midlands, and Wales.

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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service warned: “Large volumes of flood water in North Devon are making driving conditions Hazardous.

“Fire & Police have attended a number of people who have driven into floodwater.

“Drivers are asked to respect road closures, not diverting to minor roads which are more treacherous. Avoid travel.”

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