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Winter Weather: Sub-Zero Temperatures Forecast
Winter weather is set to bite later this week with sub-zero temperatures predicted.
Heavy rain will give way to ice, frost and bitterly cold northerly winds from Tuesday onwards.
Temperatures could plummet to as low as -6C in some places, with highs of just 4C.
Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "The weather is set to change dramatically this week as the area of low pressure bringing today's heavy rain slips away southeastwards, drawing in cold northerly winds.
"Conditions look a good deal drier from Tuesday onwards, and much of south-west England, the Midlands and Wales could remain dry for the remainder of the week.
"On the flip side, it will feel considerably colder with brisk northerly winds and much lower night and daytime temperatures. Expect sharp frosts and the risk of icy stretches.
"Some showers are still likely to feed in on the winds, but these should mainly affect North Sea coastal counties, where they may bring some snow to the North Yorkshire Moors or Cheviots, along with higher ground in eastern Scotland."
The cold snap follows a weekend of heavy rain and strong wind, leaving three people dead and forcing hundreds from their homes.
Heavy rain continued to deluge parts of the South West, but it was North Wales and the North East that bore the brunt of the wet weather.
There are almost 200 flood warnings in place across the country and nearly 300 less serious flood alerts.
Prime Minister David Cameron promised to ensure "everything is being done to help".
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what do you think?
Bet we dont get any bad weather here in Shakespeare country. . We never do. . . Just bland, mild predictable weather as usual. We weren't touched by the 'storms' of saturday, and we never get any snow. Talk about boring. No wonder William moved to London
So you'd prefer to be like those who are suffering the floods? I bet they'd be more than happy to swap with you.
P.s I didn't minus it down lol
Oh Stevie you are tempting me to move from the frozen north down to your tropical Shakespeare country. LOL
Val he is an estate agent ....... must be
Stevie May, Blimey.............. How many people have you managed to upset with your post?? I understood it to be just a ligh hearted comment on the weather. AND NO............ I'M NOT SUGGESTING THE SUFFERING OF THOSE AFFECTED BY FLOODING SHOULD BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. WE'VE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER TOO BEFORE YOU ALL GET UPSET!!!!
Stevie may...I do agree with chris haynes. Your post didn't come across as bad to me. The tone wasn't gloating or nasty - you just said you'd seen nothing of the bad weather and you got temn minuses! Good luck to all of you who are suffering through the floods. been very lucky where i am but the pictures on the telly are quite awful. Keep your spirits up, if you can.
Louisa went via Worcester yesterday the River Severn had burst its banks and spread over a mile and saw two places pumping out - you have to feel sorry for them
I know, i can hardly believe what i'm watching right now on TV! I hope no one else dies but it's bad enough having everything ruine lie that. And it's not localised for once- it's so widespread,
River Severn here is on allert flood defences are goung up due to peak tonight
I know the Severn very well, especially downstream of Stourport, by the island and those sandstone cliffs. .wonder how bad the flooding is there
Re steve may' post, I am confused why he is getting negative response for what is an obvious tongue in cheek post. So where for art thow ye neg voters
I'm sure Stevie will agree...A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep :)
glass hoper your wisdom shines through lol
Jasmin - prefer a wolf to a tiger,
I bet Cameron is thinking of increasing water charges in flooded areas because the drainage infrastructure needs investment. Then there will be a boat tax and a call-out charge for the emergency services ............
well said brian
it's not bad where i live, and we don't suffer with flooding in general. That being said, we still pay the increase in our insurance to cover everyone elses misfortune.Not that everyone else pays for my extortionate car insurance , living in a high risk area.!!!Strange business. insurance. Hope everyone is ok, though. Bet the government doesn't help.
Sub- zero temps in winter,who would have thought!!!! Have you noticed whenever the temperature drops,it is recorded in celcius i.e -2,but whenever we experience a heat-wave the head-lines nearly always read as farenheit,i.e 87.
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Well what do you expect in winter? A heat wave! Talk about stating the obvious!
Am I the only one that finds it disturbing that us, one the worlds leading powers on technology, science and economy still has deaths through flooding?
Very good point.we can send mont abroad to help others but can't sort our own country out
scientist havent invented a way to breath under water yet although we could all have a scuba diving kit in are cars
welcome to winter. get on with it.
I live on the south coast near bournemouth sub tropical i would not live any were els in GB always sunny hardly ever any snow
published at 9 am whats that all about?
Talk about keeping plonkers in jobs. I could walk up the road to the primary school and ask them what sort of weather we could expect from late November onwards.