Met Office warnings: Two new alerts for SNOW as UK facing deep freeze from TONIGHT

Storm Dennis battered the UK with strong winds and torrential rain, with some areas facing devastating flooding. A Met Office and ice warning has been issued between 6pm on Monday until 11am on Tuesday.

The warning reads: “Frequent showers will turn increasingly wintry through Monday evening, allowing snow to settle on some higher routes. 

“1-2 cm is likely above around 200 m, with 3-5 cm possible above 400 m. 

“Showers will be accompanied by strong westerly winds which may lead to some drifting. Ice may also form on untreated surfaces.”

Some roads and rail routes are likely to face travel disruption.

On Wednesday, February 19, parts of Wales are under a yellow rain warning, which is in place from 6pm until 3pm on Thursday.

Parts of northwest Wales and south Wales are affected, with the warnings including the cities of Cardiff and Swansea.

The warning reads: "An Atlantic weather system arriving on Wednesday is expected to bring a further spell of rainfall which is likely to become particularly prolonged over areas of high ground.

“Whilst there is more uncertainty over the rainfall totals for south Wales, there is a small chance that 1.9 to 2.3 inches (50 to 60mm) could fall here in 24 hours.

“There is higher confidence in the rainfall for north-west Wales, with between 2.7 and 3.9 inches (70 and 100mm) of rain most likely.

"Given already saturated ground, in south Wales in particular, there is a small chance of further flooding during this event."

The latest weather alerts follow a number of warnings issued by the Met Office for this weekend.

A widespread yellow wind warning, which has recently expired, was also issued for much of the UK on Monday.

A number of flood warnings and alerts have also been issued by the Environment Agency, as much of the UK remains affected by landslides and flooding caused by the storm.

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