UK weather: Snow, hail and thunder to follow solar eclipse supertides flooding

Ruth Doherty


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Snowy Weather Brings Balloch To A Standstill



The UK is set for a week of wintry weather as hail, thunder and even snow are set to hit parts of Britain.

The unsettled weather news comes as flood alerts have also been issued following solar eclipse supertides.

According to the Independent, high spring tides have combined with a post-eclipse "supermoon" to swell the sea to higher-than-normal levels.

The paper adds that five flood warnings requiring "immediate attention" have been issued along the Wye Estuary and Somerset coast, along with 24 less serious flood alerts, mainly in south west and north west England, but also some in Wales, southern, and eastern England.

On Sunday, the Thames burst its banks in east London, and cars were submerged in Blakeney Quay, Holt, Norfolk.

Speaking to the Mirror, an Environment Agency spokesman said: "These are spring tides, and higher due to the moon's 18-year cycle. High tides may lead to spray on promenades."

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And after the flood alerts ease, freezing temps are set to dig in, with showers possibly turning to sleet and snow over hills and high ground in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Pennines and Snowdonia in Wales.

Chris Burton, forecaster at The Weather Network told Aol Travel: "A cool and changeable week of weather is in store for the UK this week.

"Although we are well into spring now, we will have a late taste of winter over the coming days with wintry showers over high ground and fairly widespread overnight frosts.

"There will also be more in the way of rain compared to recent weeks with all of us likely to get wet at some point over the next few days.

"Tuesday will be a day of sunshine and blustery showers, these heavy with hail and thunder at times and wintry over the high ground.

"The showers will ease overnight allowing temperatures to plummet giving a fairly widespread frost.

"Much of the UK will wake up close to freezing on Wednesday morning, with temperatures as low as -3C or –4C in a few spots.

"However, after the chilly start, Wednesday should be the best day of the week with spells of sunshine and fewer showers.

"It will stay changeable into the second half of the week with some showery rain at times, but also drier and brighter interludes too."





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