BBC Weather: 'Extreme snowfall' to submerge Europe - dangerous 'RED' warnings issued

Severe 'red' warnings have been issued across France and Italy ahead of a destructive storm sweeping across Europe. The dangerous alerts mean that “extreme snowfall” could be unleashed, according to the latest BBC forecast. The snow has led to travel chaos warnings, amid concern that the snowstorm could barrel towards the UK next week.

The BBC meteorologist Helen Willets warned that the highest level of weather warning has already been issued in Europe.

This follows other warnings of deadly rainfall and flood risks, with forecast models predicting an extreme amount of rain, locally exceeding 400 mm in less than 48 hours.

Willets said: “There are severe weather warnings for many central parts of Europe.

“In fact, the highest weather warning - a red warning - is out in Italy already for the day on Saturday and Sunday.”

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Willets added: “This swirl of rain that is bringing heavy rain across the UK has another centre in the Mediterranean, so strong winds, pushing the water to shore.

“More very significant snow will be dumped across the Alpine region and heavy rainfall, over 100mm at lower levels, equating to a lot of snow higher up.

“In the north we will see some very cold weather and more snow for Scandinavia.

“It is likely we will some more destructive weather this weekend.”

Taylor added “As we move into Sunday, the persistent rains brings the risk of flash flooding in Italy and heavy snowfall over the Alps, over 2m in some parts of the Alps and strong winds developing through the Adriatic.”

He also warned that flooding is set to return to Venice again, following last week’s unprecedented washout.

Another meteorologist Marko Korosec claimed that the “major snowfall” heightens the risk of an imminent avalanche this weekend.

He added that regions across Italy and France will see “an extreme amount of snow in just 36 hours”.

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