UK weather latest: More than 100 flood warnings in place as 100mm of rain batters Britain
Flooding up and down the nation has seen homes evacuated and one woman from Derbyshire killed after being swept away in the storm. Annie Hall, former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, has been named as the victim of the violent storm after she was washed away in the floods and drowned. Her body was found in Rowsley.
Up to 100 flood warnings remain in place as emergency services battle desperately to evacuate those in high-risk areas.
The north Midlands and Yorkshire have seen around half of the average November rainfall on Thursday alone.
Sheffield had seen 47.2mm of rainfall.
More rain is expected this evening, potentially adding to the 117 flood alerts already issued by the Environment Agency, which issued an amber warning for torrential rain.
Travel chaos continues to plague not only the north and Midlands but also the south in what has been a week of non-stop mayhem due to the weather.
A landslide in Hook, Hampshire, sparked delays and cancellations for South Western Railway commuters made worse this weekend as line closures have seen bus replacement services take place in the rain.
Northern Rail yesterday urged customers not to use some of its services as floodwater prevents Network Rail from managing lines.
The network issued “do not travel” advice for customers on several routes, with severe flooding closing lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln, and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria.
It issued the warning to its website where it detailed the current status of its railway services.
Meanwhile, in Scotland residents are enduring heavy snow with many roads currently left impassable, with snow ploughs needed to clear streets.
Yesterday morning, Sheffield residents had to be rescued from a shopping centre that was enveloped in so much surrounding floodwater they were unable to get out.
Meadowhall announced on Twitter their Christmas event has been cancelled on Thursday evening.
But those who had gathered there for the event had to spend the night at the centre until emergency services managed to get to them the following day.
Finally, in Mansfield, a mudslide prompted the evacuation of 35 houses.
Though the rain will stop in the next 48 hours, it will pave the way for even more extreme weather.
Britain will be hit by ice-cold temperatures over the next few weeks following the arrival of an “Arctic outbreak” passing through the jet stream.
A cold-weather front has arrived bringing with it more chances of rain but also a sharp drop in temperatures.
And shock new weather charts now show a huge risk of snow across much of the United Kingdom.
The graphs show snow being brought by an Arctic weather front, which is due to hit Britain on Wednesday.
The west coast, Wales and Scotland will be the first hit with central areas facing snow overnight.
Then by Thursday the graphs point at the cold weather front heading to London and other areas in the east by Thursday morning battering the regions with snow.
Other charts on NetWeather show bitter winds blasting Britain midweek with all areas struggling to reach above zero degrees.
Next week’s prediction of snow follows a high chance of a dusting this weekend with the Met Office now warning of “snow on the higher ground of the north on Saturday”.
Although the rain will remain heading into next week, for most of the country the Met Office said temperatures will not rise above 8C (46F).
Commenting on the weather next week, Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said a “repeated clash of Arctic outbreaks” will head towards the UK causing temperatures to plummet.
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