Flood warnings issued as Brits prepare for icy winds and rain across parts of UK

Flood warnings issued as Brits prepare for icy winds and rain across parts of UK
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Flood warnings and alerts have been issued in the UK as Brits prepare for days of icy winds and rain.

Temperatures plummeted this week after the first part of September was mostly warm and sunny.

Today the weather will be mainly dry, with sunny spells in most parts of the country, the Met Office said.

However, from Tuesday the weather will turn increasingly unsettled through midweek – with rain and strong winds developing.

Temperatures will be chilly in most parts of the UK, with highs of around 16C.

Rain is forecast across eastern parts of England

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill told Mirror Online: “Sunday is going to be a pretty sunny day.

“Temperatures will be slightly higher than Saturday, with highs of around 16C or 17C – a little below average for this time of the year.”

He added that Northern Ireland may experience its coldest night on record this weekend – with temperatures around -4C or -5C.

A flood warning and seven flood alerts have been issued in England

The previous lowest temperature registered in the region was -3.6C.

A flood warning is in place for rising levels from the River Wissey that could affect Mundford, Stoke Ferry and Hilgay in Norfolk.

Meanwhile, seven flood alerts remain in place along the North Sea Coast between Whitby and Filey, as well as the Rivers Waveney, Bure, Ant and Thurne in Norfolk.

An alert statement from the Environment Agency reads: “Water levels are expected to continue to stay high for several days following Friday’s heavy rain.

People watch huge stormy waves crash against the shore at Porthcawl, Wales

“This is due to the natural tide locking effect of high tidal waters moving up the rivers from Great Yarmouth that restricts the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads river system at low tide.”

It will still be cloudy and breezy across eastern England this evening and overnight, with a few showers.

Elsewhere, it will be dry and mostly clear, forecasters said.

Leeds was blasted with snow on Friday morning when it dipped below freezing.

Temperatures plummeted to -5C overnight on September 24 – the coldest September night in 23 years.

The Met Office said: “It was a cold start to Thursday, with the coldest September night in the UK since 1997.”

UK 5 day weather forecast


Dry for most with some good sunshine. Still some rain in the far east and still windy there, though winds beginning to ease later. Chilly for all.


Cloud spreading over in the northwest with some rain later in the night but milder than Saturday night. Central parts clear with some frost. Eastern areas cloudy but less windy.


Some sunshine for many areas and feeling a little warmer for many. Some rain in the northwest, mostly light, moving into Wales and west England later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain clearing from the southeast on Tuesday leaving a bright day for most after patchy morning fog lifts. Turning increasingly unsettled through midweek with rain and strong winds developing.

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