Temperatures to plummet after wintry snap replaces Storm Christoph downpours

Temperatures could drop to -10 ° C in the coming days as the winter weather is colder this weekend.

However, a Met Office forecaster has said it will be “winterier now” as the downpours of Storm Christoph move east.

Meteorologist Craig Snell added, “We’re losing the rain, but we’re gaining something colder and possibly winter weather.”

A yellow ice weather warning is in place – it stretches from the Scottish Highlands to North West England to Wales and covers Northern Ireland.

The warning states that injury from icy conditions on already wet ground is possible. The chilly weather will last until the weekend, when temperatures drop to -10 ° C overnight in localized parts of Scotland and drop as low as -7 ° C in parts of England.

Mr. Snell continued, “It’s going to feel cold, I think this is sure to be something we’ll all notice is going to be colder than the start of the week.”

“I think the main thing for most of us will be that we will see some frosty nights and if the ground is wet from the rain we can see some icy spots,” he later added.

Previously, people were told to leave their homes in the Didsbury and Northenden areas of Greater Manchester, Bangor-on-Dee in North Wales and the Skewen area in Neath, North Wales because of fears of flooding.

Meanwhile, South Wales police said on Twitter that a man’s body had been recovered from the River Taff near Blackweir in Cardiff on Thursday and the death had been treated as unsolved.

Elsewhere in Wales, emergency teams have been called in to protect coronavirus vaccine supplies from Oxford University and AstraZeneca following floods at Wrexham Industrial Estate.

On Friday morning on the River Dee in Farndon, Bangor-on-Dee and the Lower Dee Valley near Llangollen, three serious flood warnings remain in place and pose a threat to life.

As of 5 a.m. on Friday morning, there were still 182 flood warnings in England and 176 less serious flood warnings, 13 flood warnings and 27 flood warnings in Wales and four flood warnings in Scotland.

Environment Secretary George Eustice chaired a Cobra meeting in response to ongoing Thursday afternoon flooding, but reiterated that “the danger is not over”.

In a statement following the meeting, Mr Eustice said: “The water level remains high and there is a risk of possible further flooding for the next week. Therefore, everyone must remain vigilant, follow the advice and register for flood warnings.


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