Will This Bad Weather Ever Let Up?
BRITAIN faces another week of winter storms with torrential rain, snow, hail and gales.
Although southern regions will bear the brunt of the wet weather, heavy rain across the UK threatens to plunge flood-hit regions into further misery.
The Environment Agency (EA) has issued more than 100 flood alerts and 22 more serious flood warnings across the entire country.
The Met Office said Britain faces a week of heavy rain, hail and gales threatening to whip up colossal waves along the coasts.
“The week will remain fairly unsettled with the next band of rain due on Thursday and gales of up to 60mph in exposed regions.
“Wednesday will be slightly more settled before the next band of rain moves through, there are quite a few warnings in place.
“Strong winds along the coasts could lead to some high waves and overtopping.”
It comes as swathes of Britain face a massive cleanup after Storm Frank struck just before Christmas.
Longer-range forecasts warn of more to come with a change in wind direction to bring bitter gales in from the Arctic later this week.
Although Britain will enjoy a mild start to January with temperatures staying in low double figures, a sharp change will bring a shock to the system with potentially dangerous snowstorms on the cards.
Northern regions will shiver in overnight lows of -7C (19F) while the mercury drops to near freezing in the south by the end of the week.
“There is a good chance that we will see at least a two-week cold spell with a number of widespread snow events from this point forward.
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