UK weather: Eight inches of snow to hit as 'supertides' cause flood alerts

Ruth Doherty


Snow Hits Parts Of The UK
Snow Hits Parts Of The UK



A blast of wet weather has blown in from the Atlantic Ocean bringing blizzard conditions and snow to northern England and Scotland - and there's more snow to come.

According to the Daily Telegraph, bad weather has caused some road closures up north, creating rush hour chaos on Monday.

Western coastal regions are on flood alert as stormy weather combines with super tides to bring exceptionally high seas, warn weather experts.

Gales and Heavy Rain Threaten The Festive Getaway
Gales and Heavy Rain Threaten The Festive Getaway



Many areas in the UK could face gales of up to 60mph along with hail and rain, while Scotland and northern areas like Cumbria and Derbyshire could expect up to eight inches of snow.

Chris Burton at The Weather Network told Aol Travel: "A deep area of low pressure just to the north of Scotland will bring a particularly windy and wintry spell of weather through Monday and overnight into Tuesday.

"Strong winds, gusting over 60mph in western areas, will feed in frequent sleet and snow showers to northern and western parts of the country during Monday and Monday night.

"The highest ground of Scotland and northern England could see well over 20cm (eight inches) of snow, but some is likely to lower levels across the northern half of the UK.

"The strong winds will also bring a coastal flooding risk to many western parts of the country, as the stormy weather combines with super tides to bring exceptionally high seas.

"As of 8am, there were around 100 flood warnings and alerts across England, Wales and Scotland, these mainly in coastal areas.

"The winds and the showers will ease during Tuesday, but the rest of the week will remain unsettled with further spells of wet and windy weather and snow on the higher ground."

Over the weekend, an unusually high spring tide left many London waterfronts submerged.





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