There appears to be little relief coming for parts of the country hit by floods and snow with no immediate end to the testing conditions in sight.

There are more than 100 flood warnings, many severe, still in place and over 200 alerts across England after a third week of downpours.

Parts of Shropshire remain under water with homes and businesses ruined. More rain is forecast over the next 48 hours.

The Environment Agency have warned that 50mm of rainfall in the Welsh mountains could cause more problems further down the River Severn – impacting many towns, including worst-hit Shrewsbury.

Caroline Douglass, director of incident management at the agency, said: "Flooding has a long-lasting and devastating impact on people's lives.

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"River levels remain high and communities along the river Severn, in particular Shrewsbury, Bewdley and Ironbridge, should be ready."

Scotland and the north of England have had widespread disruption as snow arrived – with yellow weather warnings in place.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden warned the cold weather is likely to stick around for the next ten days.

He said: “Wintry showers with sleet or snow may develop even across central and southern England over the coming days.

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“The cold and wintry setting is likely to become predominant throughout the remainder of February and into March.

“Confidence is still high for a number of widespread and lasting snow events to have an impact on many parts of the north and south of the UK within this period.

“The next few weeks look like making up for the lack of snow and cold during the first half of this winter.”

The weather in your area


A Met Office snow warning is currently in place until 10pm tonight across large parts of Scotland.

Between 10cm and 20cm could fall in areas above 300m, forecasters have said.

Overnight temperatures may dip as low as -2 with another very cold day ahead.


Natural Resources Wales has nine flood warnings and 19 flood alerts in place.

The bleak outlook shows the rain will last for the rest of Monday night in many areas with landslips, flooding and high winds making travelling challenging.

Sunshine and showers will greet people in the morning morning, with the showers becoming heavier through the afternoon.

Northern England

Snow has been worst in the North East, with more than 150 of County Durham’s schools alone forced to close.

It will again be very cold overnight but temperatures are set to rise on Tuesday and Wednesday.

There will be sunny intervals and a moderate breeze for many with chance of rain minimal.


Some snow could be set to arrive, but it will probably be light – and not until later in the week.

The rain, however, will continue to fall with Tuesday again looking damp.

Rain, although light at times, could last between 8am and 8pm, according to the BBC.

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South East

Rain will return on Tuesday but Wednesday appears to be dry.

There is a good chance of some snow on Thursday with rain also expected to arrive.

It will again be cold, with temperatures peaking at 7C with lows of 4C.

South West

There will be very little in the way of respite from the rain for the rest of the week for many.

Just Wednesday is expected to offer a clearer outlook with the wet weather then lasting into the weekend.

Temperatures will get as high as 8C on Tuesday, with overnight chilly.

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