THUNDERSNOW is expected to hit Britain in the coming days as an arctic blast draws closer – bringing with it heavy rain, gusty winds and the risk of flooding.
Met Office forecaster Graham Madge said the weather phenomenon was likely caused by a cold front coming in from the west and hitting ground that had been warmed by unseasonably hot temperatures.
Forecasters said short-term power cuts could be expected from lightning strikes, while icy conditions could disrupt travel – while there were concerns of a “temporary snowstorm” on some roads in higher areas.
Britons have been freezing this weekend with mercury expected to drop at night and snowfall in the north.
Meanwhile, the Environment Agency has issued 12 flood warnings for the UK, including: Earby Beck and Glusburn Beck; River Exmoor; Lower Exe area; Lower River Soar in Leicestershire; Mid Bristol Avon; Area between Exe; The Clyst and Culm rivers and their tributaries; Duddon River, Crake and Mill Beck; Severn Vyrnwy confluence; Somerset Coast at Porlock Weir; Upper River Tamar and West Somerset Streams.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/4261416/uk-weather-forecast-met-office-snow-map-floods-london/ UK weather forecast: Met Office predicts ‘thundersnow’ as arctic blast to see flooding, wind and heavy rain LASH UK