Right on the day Britain’s -5C arctic blast ENDS – but there are more life-threatening weather warnings to overcome first

THE exact day the UK’s Arctic blast will end has been revealed – but only after a string of life-threatening weather warnings over the weekend.

The Met Office has placed the whole of Britain under amber and more severe amber warnings as sub-zero temperatures cause travel chaos and disruption.

The seaman's water is frozen solid at Stourport-on-Severn and the boats aren't going anywhere

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The seaman’s water is frozen solid at Stourport-on-Severn and the boats aren’t going anywhereCredit: Alamy
The trains are in Peterborough on sidings

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The trains are in Peterborough on sidingsCredit: Paul Marriott
Skaters enjoy Whittlesey Wash, which was intentionally flooded and frozen over

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Skaters enjoy Whittlesey Wash, which was intentionally flooded and frozen overCredit: Paul Marriott
Yellow and severe amber weather warnings blanket Britain amid Arctic blast

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Yellow and severe amber weather warnings blanket Britain amid Arctic blastPhoto credit: MET Office

Meteorologists have predicted that warmer weather is expected again on Monday 19 December with highs of 14C.

But in the meantime yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and fog have been issued for Scotland tomorrow.

The Met Office warns rural communities could be cut off and power outages could occur.

A yellow weather warning has been issued across the UK, ranging from rain to ice.

Manchester even received a yellow ice warning on Sunday, which is more severe than yellow ones.

The Met Office said people must be prepared: “Injuries from slips and falls and death on icy surfaces are possible.

“Hazardous driving conditions can occur, resulting in road traffic collisions, road closures and increased travel times, while sidewalks and bike lanes can become impassable.”

Brits should also expect delays on bus, train and air travel with cancellations.

This is because the arctic blast has already caused significant delays at Manchester Airport after both runways had to be closed due to heavy snowfall.

More flights are expected to be canceled across the UK, affecting British Airways, Ryanair and Wizz Air passengers.

Meteorologists also say there’s a good chance there could be power outages, potentially affecting other services like cellphone reception.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has also issued a Level 3 cold weather alert as the cold snap “could increase health risks for vulnerable patients and disrupt service delivery”.

But even after this cold snap has passed the UK, the Brits are still confused.

Peter Jenkins, campaign manager at Water UK, warned that rising temperatures could lead to bursting pipes.

He said: “The recent freezing weather has been very disruptive for many people.

“The last thing we want is for people to experience more disruption this weekend as temperatures rise, leaving many homes at risk of bursting pipes due to freezes and thaws.

“So we urge everyone to check their water lines now for good insulation and follow our simple tips to protect the home from the elements.”

“If you are concerned about the effects of freeze and thaw or the cold weather, we recommend that you contact your water utility for further help and advice.”

Forecasters have predicted torrential rain for Monday and yellow rain warnings are covering areas near Cardiff, Brighton, Portsmouth and Plymouth.

This will mean even more travel chaos and disruption.

There is also a chance some homes and businesses could be flooded, according to the Met Office.

This comes after a street in Camden, London, was flooded after a pipe burst yesterday.

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Footage showed ambulance workers in orange hi-vis suits having a scruffy emergency, and about 20 people were evacuated to safety.

Belsize Road in Camden after a burst water main flooded the London street

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Belsize Road in Camden after a burst water main flooded the London streetCredit: PA
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters had been called to the scene

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The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters had been called to the sceneCredit: PA
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Fresh snow at Seaton Sluice in NorthumberlandCredit: PA

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