Brits brace for ‘rollercoaster’ weather with snow, torrential rain and flooding

The UK is set to be hit with flooding, torrential downpours and heavy snow in a 'rollercoaster' ride of weather.

Arctic air will freeze Brits with up to 40 inches of snow in some parts, and the first two weeks of February are set to be the coldest.

Central Scotland could see up to 42 inches of the white stuff on February 9, followed by 13cm for western England, according to Wxcharts.

A yellow weather warning for snow was issued yesterday for southern Scotland and northern and central England.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Neil Armstrong, said: “Late today a weather front moves north eastwards across the UK bringing rain which turns to snow as it pushes further north and meets with colder air.

“Although a Yellow warning for rain has been issued for tomorrow rainfall amounts will generally be lower than last week, with many areas seeing 20-30mm.

"However, 50-70mm is once again possible in isolated spots across parts of the western Pennines, Greater Manchester, and North Wales, and rivers are still high in this area meaning further impacts could be possible.”

Thursday could see up to one foot of snow fall in the north of the country.

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Forecaster Alex Deakin said: "There is a potential for quite a bit of snow over above 200metres, we are looking at 15, possibly 30 centimetres of snow on some of the higher routes across northern England and also into southern and perhaps later on into central Scotland. "

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for Thursday as well, due to heavy downpours.

Although, it's not expected to be as severe as the floods the UK saw during Storm Christoph.

Mr Armstrong said: "There's a warm front bringing mild air but the cold air will still be in place as it arrives across northern England and Scotland and where they clash, we could see some snowfall during Thursday morning.

"The heavy rain could cause some issues as well as the ground is already saturated."

Rain, which will turn to snow, is being pushed further north and set to meet with colder air.

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