UK weather: Storm ALERT as snow and gales to SMASH Britain TOMORROW Latest News

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UK weather: Storm ALERT as snow and gales to SMASH Britain TOMORROW Latest News


Wind and rain is set to smash Britain tomorrowGETTY


BATTERING: Wind and rain is set to smash Britain tomorrow

Up to eight inches threaten to blanket Scotland – sparking a Met Office alert for the country.

Snowfall may cause traffic delays and disrupt transport services, forecasters warn.

But that’s not all – heavy flooding, rain and strong wind warnings have also been issued.

Today a month’s worth of rain is falling in the north of England and the south of Scotland.


Heavy flooding is expected with warnings issuedGETTY


FLOODING: Heavy flooding is expected with warnings issued by the Met Office

Met Office chief forecaster Steve Ramsdale said: “An area of snow is expected to affect parts of Scotland on Thursday morning.

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

“Two to five centimetres is likely for many parts with 10 to 20 cm [eight inches] possible in places, mainly over higher ground.”


“There is a threat of tree damage and structure damage”


Tyler Roys

Britain will then be reaching for gloves and woolly hats as temperatures plummet from Friday evening with lows of -5C this weekend.

And winter is expected to see its biggest freeze since 2010.

A rain warning remains in place through tomorrow morning’s rush hour with Scotland, Yorkshire and Wales most at risk.

A separate warning was issued for strong winds tonight with gusts of up to 70mph forecast.

AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys said: “Peak wind gusts of around 50mph will be across much of England and Wales with gusts towards 75mph across western and southern coastal and higher locations.

“There is a threat of tree damage, structure damage, coastal flooding and beach erosion.”

The Environment Agency today issued 19 flood alerts across the north and southwest with four flood warnings in the northwest.

A spokesman said: “The forecast is for rain to continue across Cumbria, gradually moving away in the early hours of Thursday.

“We have contractors and Environment Agency staff on the ground to help manage the situation.”

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