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Brace yourselves: parts of the UK could see ‘hours of snowfall’ this weekend

The storms are most likely to affect Scotland and northern England

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton

The skies have remained very grey over the past few weeks and, we hate to break it to you, forecasters say that’s not about to change. In fact, it’s about to get pretty rough. 

Downpours caused severe flooding in Gloucestershire last night, and more deluges are expected today (January 12), with warnings of potential power cuts and travel disruption. Frosty winds could reach 45mph inland and 60mph along coastal areas.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Wales and south-west England until 5pm today, with Exmoor and the Brecon Beacons predicted to be the worst affected areas. The Environment Agency has issued a total of 35 flood warnings and 114 flood alerts across the country.  

However, in what may be consolation for some, experts are also predicting that parts of the country will experience ‘hours’ of snow over the coming days. 

Apparently there will be a notable drop in temperature over the weekend that could cause rain to fall as hail, sleet or snow in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland.

Aidan McGivern, of the Met Office, said: 'On Tuesday next week, the greatest risk of snow will be across northern parts of the UK, perhaps central areas and mostly over the hills.'

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