Met Office issue ice warning as mercury drops sub-zero with further flooding expected this week

The flood alerts come with the danger to life warning

The flood alerts come with the danger to life warning

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 23/10/2023

- 07:44

Updated: 23/10/2023

- 08:11

Regions that have been worst affected by Storm Babet are expected to take a beating again

The Met Office has issued an ice alert for some of the worst affected areas by Storm Babet, with additional flooding expected throughout the week.

The Environment Agency (EA) says that flooding is expected in some of the areas heavily battered by the storm.

The flood alerts come with a danger to life warning.

Over a thousand properties in England have been flooded due to Storm Babet.

The flooding warning comes as the Met Office has issued a yellow ice warning.

It is in place for parts of Scotland and northern England and runs out this morning.

Major Scottish cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling have been impacted by the warning.

Alongside these areas, Angus and Aberdeenshire – regions devastated by the storm - are also covered by the warning.


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The Met Office said: “The recent wet weather and the cold night tonight may allow some icy stretches to form on untreated surfaces.

“A yellow ice warning is in force across parts of Scotland and the far north of England until 9am Monday morning.”

The EA has cautioned that despite flooding warnings in Derby being lifted yesterday, the flooding could continue into Wednesday.

“Further flooding is possible from rivers and surface water on Tuesday and Wednesday for parts of England due to further heavy rain,” it warned.

There are currently 114 flood warnings in place.

Yellow ice warning

Yellow ice warning

Met Office

“Unsettled” conditions are expected across Britain for weeks after “biblical floods”, weather experts have claimed.

Much of Britain was battered by rain and wind over the weekend, and Scotland faced four weather warnings.

NetWeather’s Nick Finnis said: “Biblical scenes of flooding developing across parts of eastern Scotland, following over a month’s worth of rain falling in less than 24 hours.

“Around 300 residents in the town of Brechin in Angus have been ordered to evacuate as flood defences have failed as the heavily swollen River Esk bursts its banks.

“Residents are being rescued by boat in the town this morning.”

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