UK weather forecast LIVE – Met Office issues urgent FLOOD alerts with heavy rain to ravage Britain

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MULTIPLE flood alerts have been issued by the Met Office ahead of heavy rain moving in to the UK.

Two flood warnings have also been issued for the River Severn due to high river levels remaining.

The Met Office have warned of more 'unsettled weather today, although things will become more settled as we move in to the later stages.

The Met Office said: "A high-pressure system will settle across the UK and dominate our weather from Tuesday. 

"This means it will be less windy and less changeable, although, clear skies at night could potentially give us some frosty starts."

Read our weather live blog for the latest news and forecasts…

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    Four million households can claim £25 a week energy bill help

    AROUND 4million households are eligible for a £25 cold weather payment when temperatures drop below zero.

    The benefit is to help struggling Brits pay for energy bills during spells of freezing weather.

    The latest government figures show that 3.9million Brits are eligible to receive the £25 grant as energy bills rocket.

    However, they’ll only get it when the temperature falls below zero for seven days in a row.

    There have been six triggers in Britain since November last year.

    All of the payments have been in Scotland so far, with 394,000 eligible recipients.

    The data shows that five of those were in December 2021, with another payment made in January.

    You can check whether you’re owed a payment by searching for your postcode on the Department for Work and Pensions website.

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    Odds slashed on coldest March on record

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on next month being the UK’s coldest ever March to just 2-1 (from 5-1), as forecasters continue to warn of freezing conditions.

    “Temperatures are not going to soar anytime soon, despite spring being just around the corner, and we have now slashed the odds on next month going into the record books as the coldest March we have ever endured,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

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    Today’s weather forecast

    An overcast start for most, as a band of rain, heavy at times, will affect most in the morning, apart from parts of eastern England.

    Through the afternoon, the band of rain will slowly move eastwards, clearing Northern Ireland, with the heaviest rain over Wales and northern England. Moderate winds.

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    Meteogroup forecast for Monday

    Monday will start overcast for most, as a band of rain, heavy at times, will affect most in the morning, apart from parts of eastern England.

    Through the afternoon, the band of rain will slowly move eastwards, clearing Northern Ireland.

    The heaviest rain will be over Wales and northern England. Moderate winds.

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    A ‘wintry blast’ set to come

    A ‘WINTRY blast’ is coming from Iceland to the UK this weekend with chilly -8C winds and more rain.

    Brits should be a ready for a ‘weather lottery’ start to the weekend as some areas woke up to freezing conditions and high winds, while others will enjoy a brighter, milder day.

    The Met Office has warned that “more changeable weather conditions” are expected over the next 5 days.

    Later in the week this could reach as low as -7C and Brits have been urged to ‘dig out their winter coats’ to prepare for the chilly conditions. 

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: “A cold front, followed by cold arctic Canadian air, has now pushed south across the country and has brought a spell of windy, showery and cold weather.

    “Winds pick up again as we head into the weekend with weather fronts bringing rain to the north and west and milder air spreads back in here.”

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    Weather outlook for Tuesday to Thursday

    Mostly dry with sunny spells on Tuesday, but cloudier with some rain in the south, this extending north during Wednesday, with rain at times through Thursday.

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    New UN report set to paint stark picture of climate change impact

    A new UN science report is set to send what may be the starkest warning yet about the impacts of climate change on people and the planet.

    The assessment is the second in a series of three reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the latest review of climate science, which takes place every six or seven years for governments.

    It is being published on Monday, a little over 100 days after the Cop26 summit agreed to increase action to try and limit global warming to 1.5C (2.7F) to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

    The outcomes of the UN talks in Glasgow were described as keeping the temperature goal alive, but only with a weak pulse, by conference president Alok Sharma.

    The first in the series of reports was described as a “code red for humanity” by UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres when it was released last summer before Cop26 setting out the unequivocal and unprecedented impact humans were having on the planet.

    The latest assessment, which looks at the impacts of climate change, efforts to adapt to rising temperatures and vulnerabilities is expected to be even more worrying.

    A draft leaked last year warned of the risk of crossing dangerous thresholds or “tipping points”, where things such as melting of ice sheets or permafrost, or rainforests becoming grassland, become irreversible, with huge consequences.

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    Cold front pushing south across the country – Met Office

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: “A cold front, followed by cold arctic Canadian air, has now pushed south across the country and has brought a spell of windy, showery and cold weather.

    “Northern Ireland, Scotland, and parts of northern England will see some further snowfall, chiefly on hills through the rest of today and in places tonight.

    “Gusty winds mean blizzards are possible on higher routes and National Severe Weather warnings are in place.    

    “A ridge of high pressure builds on Friday resulting in a fine, bright day for most.

    “However, the winds pick up again as we head into the weekend with weather fronts bringing rain to the north and west and milder air spreads back in here.” EditDelete

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    High-pressure system to dominate from Tuesday

    On Sunday, an area of low pressure passing to the northwest of the UK, moving towards Iceland, is expected to bring further strong winds and rain to the northwest of the country. 

    After a spell of rain for all on Monday, it looks like a high-pressure system will settle across the UK and dominate our weather from Tuesday. 

    This means it will be less windy and less changeable, although, clear skies at night could potentially give us some frosty starts. 

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    UN climate change report likely to paint a grim vision’ for big cities

    Mark Watts, executive director of the C40 Cities group of mayors taking action on climate change, warned the latest report was likely to “paint a grim vision” for big cities from London to Lima.

    “City residents are already on the front line of a worsening vulnerability to climate impacts such as deadly flooding, sea-level rise, wild fires, extreme storms and unbearable urban heat.

    “It is clear we are now in the climate crisis, not waiting for it. We can still overcome climate breakdown and build a thriving future, but urban adaptation efforts must outpace this new climate reality.”

    He said national leaders must work with mayors to invest in cities’ defences and richer countries must deliver on finance commitments to poorer nations to ensure no city is left behind.

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    Up to 30mm of rain to hit England and Wales today

    Up to 30mm of rain is expected to hit England and Wales today, with snow also coming in flurries as temperatures plunge to -7C later in the week.

    Wednesday is expected to bring cloud and rain, continuing into Thursday, with the band of rain moving east on Friday.

    The Met Office added there are no storms with the potential of becoming named on the horizon.

    It comes after the country was battered last week by Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin.

    A major incident was declared earlier this week with evacuations taking place amid expected floods.

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    Driving in sun glare during the winter

    Here are our tips so you can drive safely in the Winter sun.

    If you’re not properly prepared, it can cause serious accidents, and if the sun is in your eyes, you may not see pedestrians, cyclists or fast breaking traffic.

    To improve vision and reduce the risk of accidents when there is sun glare:

    • Keep a pair of sunglasses in the car, preferably polarising ones
    • Use the sun visors to provide better contrast for your eyes
    • Clean your windscreen thoroughly, both inside and out
    • Check and replace your windscreen wiper blades if they’re worn, damaged, or more than a couple of years old
    • Slow down if you’re dazzled
    • If the sun’s in your eyes it’s likely to be blinding drivers behind you too, which means you need bigger gaps to allow for delayed braking reactions

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