BRITAIN is braced for floods and the possibility of SNOW as the country continues to be lashed by wild weather.
Three inches of rain is set to fall tonight, with the Met Office issuing warnings for Wales, parts of the Midlands and Manchester for today.
The Met Office warned: “The winds will be relentless overnight (Wednesday into Thursday), coming in from the south west and some high waves associated with it.
“Rivers are already swollen and we’ve seen land saturated from the last batch of rain in the last 24 hours and this could lead to some more localised flooding.”
It comes as fears the UK could see snow this week after the Met Office warned temperatures are set to plunge.
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The UK is set to face more wintery conditions as October goes on, with the chance of snow towards the end of the month.
The conditions will come as a result of La Nina over the tropical Pacific Ocean.
La Nina is a climate pattern that describes the cooling of the sea surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean.
As if the autumn storms and floods aren’t bad enough, fleets of new snow and ice-clearing gritters are being wheeled out.
Almost 100 of the new super-quick Highways England gritting lorries are being readied across the country.
They are supposed to clear snow and ice more quickly – but unfortunately for motorists, they will scatter salt and grit while roaring along at 50mph, rather than 40mph.
Highways England say the 93 new gritters will improve safety for their teams thanks to the ‘improved technology, set up and enhanced visibility’.
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