The north of England has been battered by heavy rain over the last 24 hours causing widespread flooding, with the Environmental Agency urging people to stay away from swollen rivers. A month’s worth of rain fell in Sheffield causing dozens of people to be held in a shopping centre as the heavy rain closed several roads while there has also been flooding in Greater Manchester, West and South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
However, following that deluge, a cold-weather front has arrived bringing with it more chances of rain but also a drop in temperatures.
The Met Office said there will be a chance of “snow on the higher ground of the north on Saturday”.
Although the rain will remain heading into next week, for most of the country the Met Office said temperatures will not rise above 8C (46F).
Commenting on the weather next week, Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said a “repeated clash of Artic outbreaks” will head towards the UK causing temperatures to plummet.
UK snow warning: Charts show Britain will be smashed by bitter wintry winds next week (Image: WX Charts)
UK snow warning: Graphs show wind chill factor hightening freezing conditions on Thursday (Image: WX Charts)
Mr McGivern said due to the repeated band of low pressure that “there will be colder than average air” which could linger for longer than expected.
Due to that, Mr McGivern warned there will be the chance of “hill snow over northern England and Scotland next week”.
The Met Office’s prediction between November 12-21 stated towards the start of the period there will be the chances of “hail”.
The forecast said: “On Tuesday, there will be sunshine and blustery showers for most, with some hail possible.
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UK snow warning: Charts show the weather front heading in from the Arctic early next week (Image: WX Charts)
“There may also be some sleet at lower levels across the North, along with possible hill snow from North Wales northwards.”
Concluding the forecast for the end of next week, Mr McGivern added there will be further rain falling