Saturday, 17 Apr 2021

Brits warned of snow, wind and ice triple whammy as temperatures drop to -5

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Brits should wrap up warm as a temperatures are expected to drop to a teeth-chattering -5C over the weekend, with some areas also expecting snow.

The Environment Agency has also issued a flood warning in England that could affect up to five areas.

This means that flooding is expected in these areas and immediate action should be taken.

The areas included in the flood warning are: Keswick Campsite, River Ouse at Naburn Lock, River Ouse at York – riverside properties, River Ouse at York – St George's Field and Queen's Staith and River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe.

Parts of western Scotland have also received a yellow warning for ice and snow, meaning that some disruption to transport is likely.

Betting firm Coral cut the odds to 2-1 on snowfall in any major UK city by the end of the month.

Coral also has odds of 1-2 for wind speed to climb to 100mph on the UK mainland by the end of the weekend.

Odds stretch to 4-5 for a temperature of -10C or lower being recorded in March, and it is 5-4 for March to be the wettest month on record.

A spokesperson for the firm told The Sun:

"We are not far away from spring now, however, the weather over the last few days is a reminder we are not done with winter just yet," said Coral's John Hill.

"The odds have been slashed in half on snow falling in any major UK city before the end of this month.

"With the wind speed continuing the rise, we make it odds-on for 100mph being recorded in the mainland by the time the weekend is up."

Some rain will clear early on Saturday into sunny spells and scattered showers. Some may be heavy locally, and will be concentrated in the west.

Sunday will be drier, with some sunny periods, though cloud cover is expected to move in from the west.

Evening will see some rain coming into western areas.

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