UK weather – Snow hits England and Wales as Met Office warn of travel chaos


SNOW is falling across parts of England and Wales as Yorkshire braces for yet more rain after days of flooding.

Dartmoor was pictured blanketed in snow on Wednesday evening after temperatures plummeted across parts of Devon and South Wales.

Heavy snow begins to fall on Dartmoor, Devon, bringing treacherous driving conditions to the area
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Snow has hit Merthyr Tydfil, Wales this evening causing chaos on the roads with cars not attempting to drive in the bad conditions
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Cops in Ystradgynlais warned people to only travel if necessary after several vehicles got stuck in the showers causing chaos on the roads.

The snow is expected to continue falling throughout the night, mixed with sleet and rain, but could settle on high ground, according to forecasters.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a warning suggesting there could be a danger to life in parts of the East Midlands and Yorkshire as further downpours are set dump on the already flooded region.

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for areas around Nottingham, Sheffield, and Doncaster from 9am on today, as the snow falling across the South West moves north and turns to rain.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said “the worst of the winter weather has now moved through” the South West, but “it’s the same one that’s going to push its way north and will affect the flooded areas from last week”.

The heaviest of the rain is expected to hit the area between 9am and 10am and continue throughout the day.

Yellow weather warnings for rain and snow are in place across England and Wales
South Wales has also received a dusting of the white stuff overnight
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The snow is expected to continue falling throughout the night, mixed with sleet and rain, but could settle on high ground, according to forecasters.
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Forecasters are predicting between 35mm and 45mm of rainfall, and 33 flood warnings are in place across the region after the Met Office warned there could be a risk to life “because these areas are very waterlogged already”.

He added: “Even some amount of rain could cause rivers to rise.”

But the meteorologist said the weather is looking “slightly better, but not dry” as we head towards the weekend, describing the forecast as a “mixed bag” with showers still falling across the country.

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On Wednesday, the Prime Minister faced visited some of the worst-hit areas.

On Tuesday, he announced that relief funding would be made available for those affected by the floods and said that funding for local councils to help affected households would be made available to the tune of £500 per eligible household.

Boris Johnson took a break from campaigning to visit the affected areas in Doncaster
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The army has been deployed to help deal with the flooding
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