Rain is on the way! But the summer sunshine is on its way out - at least for now - as forecasters warn that thunderstorms and heavy downpours are on the way this week. A spokesman for the Met Office said: 'Bands of heavy, at times thundery, showers are expected to affect parts of southwest England from Friday morning until later on Saturday. Wet and windy is on the way for some parts of Europe, including Scandinavia, as the storm moves in from the Atlantic. Inches of snow fell on the Peak District in Derbyshire, this week. The Met Office says there is a strong likelihood of injuries from slips and falls on ice with ice likely to form over night on pavements, cycle paths and untreated roads.
It covers north and east Cornwall along the route of the A38. For more information, see the. The Weather Channel says Britain could be facing a lengthy cold spell with a continued risk of wintry showers as cold air from the Arctic spreads across Europe. There will be rain first thing, with bright skies for the rest of the day. Somerset should expect icy patches to develop and wintry showers over night. A weather warning has been issued for snow and ice across the North-east. Snow ploughs are unable to get through if the road or motorway is full of stationary traffic, so do not make journeys unless completely necessary to give Highways England and local authorities the space they need to help you on your journey.
You should drive with care and respect the road conditions wherever you drive, but if you cannot avoid driving on a minor road, take extra care. The yellow weather warning is in place from 10pm on Wednesday night until 11am on Thursday morning. Floodline - 0345 988 1188. Site-wide settings are available for units of measurement and you can set boundaries, place names and map detail in the Map preferences section. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters See our Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice spanning almost the entire country. Forecasters say there is a risk of snow and ice between midday today and the same time tomorrow. Several centimetres of snow are expected over the Highlands and Grampians whilst at low levels snow cover will be smaller and patchier in nature with some places, especially coastal areas, seeing little lying snow.
Forecasters predict there will be snow showers, with strong winds and icy conditions that will make travelling difficult, especially over the hills and in northern coastal areas. To keep up to date with our latest news, follow us on and Find our Bath Facebook page or Somerset's can be found Alternatively, follow us on Twitter - and. Forecasters are warning that we could see some snow and ice between midday today and tomorrow and to take care on the roads. It comes as Britain is predicted to face its coldest winter for eight years, with below normal temperatures through January and February. The temperature will continue to fall going into Thursday, leading to a widespread frost.
Try viewing this in a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or later. However, overnight the colder weather will feel more noticeable, with temperatures dipping to -2C. A chill could see temperatures of around -2 or -3C in Scotland on Tuesday morning while northern England, Wales and the central area will be just above the freezing mark. Temperatures of 6C have been forecast for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday, while England and Wales will experience temperatures between 8C and 9C. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train.
These warnings are given a colour depending on a combination of the likelihood of the event happening and the impact the conditions may have. We then issue a compendium of warnings based on the latest information available. It comes after a period of unseasonably hot weather. The Met Office yellow weather warning issued for Friday means some flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings. Some short term loss of power and other services due to lightning strikes is possible. Conditions will also be windy and icy stretches are still expected where snow does not settle.
Gulls walking on the thin ice on Sefton Park Lake. Chief meteorologist Laura Paterson said: 'Bands of heavy, at times thundery, showers are expected to affect parts of southwest England from Friday morning until later on Saturday. The alert will come into effect at noon today and will remain in place until noon tomorrow. The cold air will be fully felt overnight Wednesday into Thursday. With the exception of high ground, most places will not see any snow settling. The worst of the weather is set to affect eastern and south-eastern Europe and the eastern side of the Alps. Eleanor Bell, principal meteorologist for the Weather Company, told : 'We expect this winter to be different to the last seven milder winters we have had, with an increased risk for colder intrusions across the northern half of Europe and below normal temperatures through January and February.
The has issued a severe warning for parts of Wales and West of England. The sweltering heat and clear blue skies will make way for showers across the country on Friday. A Met Office severe weather warning was in place across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Plymouth, Dorset and Torbay until this evening. This warning is in place from 10pm tonight to 11am tomorrow morning Jan 17 and covers Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland. .
And then on Friday there can be a band of rain pushing in from the west, which could turn into snow. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters See our Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email A weather alert warning of icy conditions in Greater Manchester has been issued by the Met Office. We are now seeing this anomalous warmth in the stratosphere slowly propagate down through the atmosphere. Colder and brighter conditions will move in. The heaviest rainfalls so far were recorded in Yorkshire earlier this week, with Hull receiving about 0. Torrential rain is expected to batter the area for most of the day, only relenting at around 6pm this evening when the weather warning will be withdrawn.