Up to 10cm of snow predicted amid fresh flood warnings

Up to 10cm of snow could fall in some parts of the UK tomorrow as forecasters warn of an icy blast.

Anywhere north of Wales could be affected by heavy sleet and snow over the weekend, with Met Office chiefs warning there could be disruption as a result.

More than 120 flood alerts have been put in place by the Environment Agency, and experts say it will feel colder than normal for this time of year because of strong wind.

Meteorologist Alex Burkill told Mirror Online: "There could be five to 10cm of snow over higher ground in Northern England, with perhaps a centimetre in lower ground in some areas of the North East.

"Tonight we're going to have showers and outbreaks of rain affecting many parts of the UK, and we're likely to have snow over the hills of Scotland.


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"Tomorrow it will be windy with the chance of coastal gales.

"Anywhere in North Wales and northwards could see sleet and snow."

He said no snow warnings are in place at the present time, but Met Office bosses are "keeping an eye on it".

Mr Burkill said daytime temperatures are a little below average for this time of year, with wind making it feel colder.

Most parts of the UK will be between 4C and 5C in Saturday, with highs of 7C or 8C on the south coast.

It will remain chilly on Sunday and into next week.

Further rain or showers affecting the north and west of the UK with some snow on hills. Rain for a time across southern England accompanied by strong winds. Drier elsewhere.

Saturday:

Rain or showers in the north and west with snow on hills and coastal gales. Driest in the east. More widespread rain Saturday night, with snow possible over northern England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled and windy on Sunday with some hill snow possible in central and northern areas. Drier and quieter for many from Monday, although rain may affect the south on Tuesday.

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