Wales snow warning: Plummeting temperatures to see snow storms hit TONIGHT - latest maps

Seven flood alerts are also in place in Wales today, with the Met Office is predicting further heavy rain until midnight. Some of the areas that could be affected by flooding include areas from St David’s to Tenby, Swansea and Cardiff, with between 20 to 30mm of rain forecast to fall within just a few hours. And as temperatures plummet to the single digits overnight, rain may then freeze into snow for some.

A statement on the Met Office website said: “Heavy rain will move in from the west through Wednesday afternoon and evening, becoming persistent in places during the evening.

“20 to 30 mm may fall within 3 to 4 hours in a few locations.

“Rain may also turn to snow over the higher routes in south Wales towards midnight, perhaps with a few cm accumulating.”

Maps from Netweather show snow clouds gradually drifting over parts of Wales throughout the course of the day.

They then appear to be heading in a easterly direction across southern parts of England.

The warnings come amid fears that further bad weather could be on the way on Thursday too.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for the whole day covering a vast region from Portsmouth to Hull.

There are 34 flood warnings still in place across England, in locations from Somerset and East Sussex in the South, to as far north as the Lower River Nidd near Harrogate in Yorkshire, and the Holderness Drain in east Yorkshire.

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But he was accused of doing nothing to help flood victims as he visited one of the worst hit areas.

One resident in flood-hit Stainforth in South Yorkshire told Mr Johnson: “I’m not very happy about talking to you so, if you don’t mind, I’ll just mop on with what I’m doing.”

The woman, who was holding a wheelbarrow alongside the troops sent to the area to help, added: “You’ve not helped us up to press. I don’t know what you’re here today for.”

Another told him: “You’ve took your time Boris, haven’t you?”

Mr Johnson replied: “We’ve been on it round the clock.”

Speaking to reporters at the scene, Mr Johnson also said: “I perfectly understand how people feel and you can understand the anguish a flood causes.

“The shock of seeing your property engulfed by water is huge and also the anxiety of what may still be to come and I do thank the emergency services for everything they are doing.”

Mr Johnson arrived in the area as nearly 100 soldiers began assisting communities cut off by the flooding.

Personnel from the Light Dragoons laid down sandbags in Stainforth near Doncaster, attempting to shore up the village’s bridge.

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