The United Kingdom is bracing for another bout of snowfall following heavy blankets of snow that covered parts of the country. Monday saw temperatures plummet to as low as -10C, marking the beginning of an anticipated extended period of chilly weather.
Anticipate further snow showers hitting higher ground throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. Although a slight reprieve in temperatures is expected, a fresh cold front from the north will send temperatures plunging once again. This colder trend is projected to persist well into February.
With this week’s icy conditions, the UK Health Security Agency has issued health weather alerts across England, set to remain in effect until Friday. These alerts signal an increased risk of fatalities and other significant impacts across health and social care services.
Following the deluge caused by Storm Henk last week, over 100 flood warnings, indicating imminent flooding, are still active. Notably, a flood warning is in place for the River Thames southwest of London in Wraysbury.
The bulk of these flood warnings are concentrated in the south Midlands, spanning areas like Reading, Slough, Oxford, Salisbury, and extending northwards to Cheltenham and Peterborough. Additionally, there are 136 flood alerts in these regions, signaling areas where flooding is a possibility.