UK weather: Met Office issues new snow and strong wind weather warnings

Next week will be sunnier

The UK has been battered in recent weeks with some intense weather – and this weekend is set to bring more snow, rain and strong winds.

In fact, the Met Office has now issued new warnings over “strong winds” set to reach more than 70mph.

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Warnings are in place (Credit: Met Office)

On Saturday morning the Met Office tweeted: “#Rain will affect many parts this afternoon, with some #snow in Scotland. It will also be very windy in places. Several warnings remain in force #weatheraware.”

Earlier on, they wrote: “Strong winds & outbreaks of rain across much of the UK. Some heavy rain in the N&W, snow in parts of Scotland. Mainly dry but cloudy across the SE. Mild in the south, colder elsewhere.”

They added that there are “weather warnings in place”, with meteorologist Alex Deakin warning of “lively” weather.

Winds could hit 73mph in the UK (Credit: Metoffice Twitter)

He explained: “We have warnings in force for snow, wind and rain. There’s plenty going on. Heavy rain over parts of north west England and parts of Wales could cause some problems.

“Wales and southern England in particular, it’s VERY blustery again and we have warnings in force for those strong winds, which could – around coasts – reach 60 to 65mph. An awful lot going on. we’ll continue to see outbreaks of snow across parts of Scotland, turning to rain increasingly across the south.”

But – while temperatures will struggle to get above freezing in the north – Alex says the temperatures in the south will be fairly mild.

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Better weather is coming next week (Credit: Met Office)

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Experts added that next week is set to be better, with Alex explaining that the UK should expect: “A bit more sunshine, a lot drier, it might even warm up a touch as well.”

After storms caused traffic disruption, power outages and flying debris, Brits have flocked to social media to share their local weather.

Some were excited, sharing videos of their pets jumping through the snow, writing: “Where’s the grass gone?! 🐶❄️💨 #ScottishTerrier #Scottie #Snow #Scotland #Perth #Kinross.”

Another tweeted happily: “It’s snowing!!! #scotland #snow #edinburgh #travel.”

A third revealed temperatures were close to freezing, writing: “A dusting of #snow on a #baltic #LochLong in #Cove #Argyll temp 1d 🥶‬#Argyllseaglass #Scotland.”

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Others complained about travel disruption, with one moaning about their delayed flight, writing: “We live in Scotland … we knew it was going to snow this morning so why oh why are we still on a plane 1 1/2 hrs after our due departure waiting to get de-iced #poorservice #shambles.”

Cancel your plans! Time to get the heating on and stay under that duvet until the weather improves.

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