Heavy rainfall to hit after week of wintry showers


With swathes of South Wales and northern and central England still trying to cope with the impact of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, heavy showers have brought new flooding plus warnings of more to come.

Drivers are advised to be extra careful, with delays expected as well as hazardous road conditions.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for snow across all but the most northern areas of Scotland and Aberdeen from 3am on Monday.

As reported by the Express, the Met Office said: "Rain and hill snow will move eastwards late Wednesday evening and during the early hours of Thursday".

Another weather warning for snow and ice has been issued.

Remaining cold and breezy with wintry showers, interspersed by sunny spells during the morning.

"It's certainly turning more wintry".

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The Met Office announced a yellow weather warning for snow and ice last night covering Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as much of western Scotland and north-west England.

Commuters are also being advised to allow extra time for journeys, with delays and cancellations expected on public transport.

Weather warnings for snow and ice are in place for nearly the whole of the United Kingdom today as temperatures continue to plummet.

"You can check your flood risk and stay up to date with flood warnings in your area with Natural Resources Wales, SEPA, NI Direct and the Environment Agency".

The Met Office's Martin Bowles added: "Almost everyone in Scotland will see snow at some point on Monday".

As well as the severe flood warning for Shrewsbury, the EA had issued 92 flood warnings and 182 flood alerts as of Monday morning.

Met Eireann has predicted a bitter week ahead as persistent rain showers are expected to plummet down across the nation this Friday after days of snow, sleet and hail showers.