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HERE WE SNOW UK weather – Snow to blanket Britain as Met Office issues warnings across country just hours after 100mph Storm Bella

HERE WE SNOW UK weather – Snow to blanket Britain as Met Office issues warnings across country just hours after 100mph Storm Bella

 MILLIONS of Brits will see snow today and tomorrow as the UK plunges into a deep freeze, forecasters have warned.

An Arctic blast could mean huge swathes of the country will be covered in ice and snow - just hours after Storm Bella battered coastlines with 106mph winds.

Millions of Brits could see snow today and tomorrow
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Millions of Brits could see snow today and tomorrowCredit: Jordan Crosby
It comes as an Arctic blast sweeps from the north to the south
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It comes as an Arctic blast sweeps from the north to the southCredit: Jordan Crosby
Snow has already fallen in Cumbria - but even southern coastlines including Dorset and Devon could see a dusting
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Snow has already fallen in Cumbria - but even southern coastlines including Dorset and Devon could see a dustingCredit: Alamy Live News
Glencoe in Scotland has turned into a wintry wonderland today
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Glencoe in Scotland has turned into a wintry wonderland todayCredit: PA:Press Association
The Met Office has issued weather warnings for much of the UK
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The Met Office has issued weather warnings for much of the UK

The Met Office has issued yet more weather warnings after the whopping storm, which raged yesterday and forced thousands from their homes.

People living in areas which have faced huge floods as a result of the weather in the past few days will be among those to expect snow.

Yellow warnings - meaning 'be prepared' - have been issued from 3pm today until 6pm tomorrow.

They cover a stretch of the UK between Devon and Dorset in the south to Inverness in Scotland in the north.

Northern Ireland will also be badly hit.

Snow has already blanketed landscapes in Scotland and Cumbria.

However, people in the east and south-west of England, as well as much of Wales, look set to miss out.

Forecasters say the freezing weather has developed in the north.

Rain, sleet and snow will then sweep south.

The warnings for snow and ice were issued after Storm Bella battered the country yesterday and into the early hours of today
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The warnings for snow and ice were issued after Storm Bella battered the country yesterday and into the early hours of todayCredit: Pavements For the People
The whopping weather system has caused widespread flooding in some areas, including in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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The whopping weather system has caused widespread flooding in some areas, including in Peterborough, CambridgeshireCredit: Paul Marriott
Strong gusts of winds also blew foam onto the beach in Brighton
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Strong gusts of winds also blew foam onto the beach in BrightonCredit: Alamy Live News
In Oxford, a children's park was submerged by floodwater
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In Oxford, a children's park was submerged by floodwater Credit: London News Pictures
The weather was so bad in Norfolk that people were able to kayak along the flooded A1101 in Welney
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The weather was so bad in Norfolk that people were able to kayak along the flooded A1101 in WelneyCredit: PA:Press Association
Network Rail Scotland shared a photo of a southbound service passing snowy Beattock Summit on the West Coat Mainline this morning
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Network Rail Scotland shared a photo of a southbound service passing snowy Beattock Summit on the West Coat Mainline this morningCredit: Twitter/NetworkRailSCOT

And people living in the south-east, including Kent and East Sussex, are also under a warning of heavy rain today.

During Storm Bella, which blew itself out this morning, hundreds of people lost power across Cornwall, Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Nottingham.

Engineers last night said they were were working in 'rapidly deteriorating' conditions to find and fix the faults.

Elsewhere, heavy rain caused rivers to break their banks and flash floods in town centres.

Fire crews in North Yorkshire rescued a number of people from vehicles stranded in floodwater overnight.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they used a boat to rescue two men and two dogs from a vehicle stuck in flowing floodwater in Hawes at 12.37am on Sunday.

In Aysgarth, a man and a woman were also rescued by boat from the roof of their car at 2.40am after they drove into deep floodwater.

And firefighters walked a woman to safety through shallow water in Wensley at 3.35am after a minor collision while driving through floods.

Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse and the harbour wall 
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Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse and the harbour wall Credit: AFP or licensors
It's been a weekend of wild weather extremes - and snow has already fallen in Stirlingshire, Scotland
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It's been a weekend of wild weather extremes - and snow has already fallen in Stirlingshire, Scotland Credit: PA:Press Association
Fields in Worcestershire were underwater this morning
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Fields in Worcestershire were underwater this morningCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Bedford has been particularly badly-hit by flooding, with search and rescue teams called out to help people in trouble
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Bedford has been particularly badly-hit by flooding, with search and rescue teams called out to help people in troubleCredit: Rex Features
A family stand on a flooded bridge over the River Great Ouse in Pavenham
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A family stand on a flooded bridge over the River Great Ouse in PavenhamCredit: Getty Images - Getty
Some Brits have been driven out altogether by flooding - including in Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire
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Some Brits have been driven out altogether by flooding - including in Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire Credit: SWNS:South West News Service

The fastest wind speed recorded - 106mph - hit the Isle of Wight in the early hours of the morning.

It means that if Bella had been a tropical storm, it would have been classified as an 'extremely dangerous' Category 2 hurricane.

Elsewhere, the Met Office recorded wind speeds of 83mph in the coastal village of Aberdaron in North Wales.

It came after many families were "strongly" urged by cops to leave their homes immediately on Christmas Day due to a risk of flooding.

More than 1,300 families living near the River Great Ouse in North Bedfordshire were told to find alternative accommodation or evacuate to local emergency centres.

Emergency services worked to rescue more than 1,000 people from the flooding at Billing Aquadrome holiday park in Northamptonshire.

The disruption continued into this morning when flooding on the tracks caused cancellations and delays.

All trains between Bournemouth and Southampton Central were stopped due to deep flooding on the line.

One of the major lines into London was also blocked when a tree fell on to the tracks in Haslemere, SurreyFurther into the week and towards the New Year conditions will remain cold with sunshine and the possibility of wintry showers, the Met Office said.

Britain had its first White Christmas in three years - as snow fell in Suffolk and Humberside in the early hours of the morning.

 
UK weather Sunday 27th December - Snow to blanket Britain as Met Office issues warnings across the country just hours after 100mph Storm Bella
A man was seen attempting to walk his dog through flood water near Oxford this morning
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A man was seen attempting to walk his dog through flood water near Oxford this morningCredit: London News Pictures
Drivers abandoned their cars after the River Nene near Peterborough burst its banks
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Drivers abandoned their cars after the River Nene near Peterborough burst its banks

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