BBC Weather: UK faces flood warning as heavy rain batters UK over the weekend
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WX Charts Snow Depth charts show small parts of the UK will see the white stuff fall for up to 48 hours between Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14. The charts suggest up to 21cm (8 inches) of snow will hit Northern parts of Scotland as a new cold weather front swoops in.
The charts say up to 21cm will fall at 6pm by Sunday, November 14 however the snow will start to fall on Saturday, November 13 at 6am.
It comes as millions of people across the UK have been warned over the risk of flooding, with predictions of a wet weekend ahead.
Flood warnings are in place in parts of the north, south west and southern England and parts of southern Scotland.
More heavy rain is expected into Saturday, falling on already saturated ground in some parts.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for a huge area stretching from Manchester, across Lancashire and Cumbria and up to Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland, with heavy rain and some disruption possible due to flooding on Friday.
Another period of heavy rain is expected to affect central and south-west Scotland from early on Saturday, the Met Office said, with 10-20mm predicted to fall quite widely across the warning area, much of this falling in only a few hours, and onto already wet or saturated ground.
Heavier rainfall of 30-40mm is possible across parts of Dumfries and Galloway, mainly on the hills, but rain will clear away eastwards later in the morning.
Yellow weather warnings from the Met Office also covered Wales and the south west on Saturday and both south west and south east England on Sunday.
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A clear-up was underway on Friday after localised floods hit Cumbria and southern Scotland.
Two bridges were washed away, around 40 properties flooded, homes evacuated and roads and rail transport all disrupted following very heavy downpours on Thursday and into Friday.
The Environment Agency said in England, as of midday on Friday, there are 12 flood warnings, meaning that flooding is expected, and 39 flood alerts, meaning that flooding remains likely.
These are spread across parts of the north, south west and southern England.
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In the past few days, 40 properties have been flooded in Cumbria, however, 1,450 properties have been protected across the county, in part down to some of the new flood defences installed in areas such as Cockermouth, the Environment Agency said.
Ben Lukey, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency, added: “Flooding is devastating so whilst we are pleased 1,450 properties have been protected, our thoughts are with the 40 households who have suffered.
“The public need to stay on alert this weekend and into early next week as surface water and river flooding could still bring disruption in the south west as well as part of northern England.
“Environment Agency teams have been out on the ground clearing grilles and screens where flood debris can build up and impede river flows, and stand ready to operate flood defences if needed.
“Working with our partners in local resilience forums, we are supporting emergency response to keep people safe where flooding does occur.
“We are urging residents and visitors, especially holidaymakers in the Lake District and elsewhere, to stay alert and check their flood risk by signing up for free flood warnings on the Gov.uk website and via @EnvAgency on Twitter, which offer the latest updates.”
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