Met Office issues danger to life warning as Brits battered by ice and rain
Brits are bracing for more bad weather after the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for the next two days.
All four UK nations will be affected by the warnings at some point between today (Tuesday, December 5) and Thursday (December 7), and one caution even stressed there was a "small chance" of "danger to life" in some areas. The forecaster said dangerously icy conditions could be expected from 3pm today until 11am tomorrow in parts of northern Scotland including Aberdeenshire as well as East Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Fife and Scottish Borders.
Another weather warning for rain is in place over most of northern Ireland from 7pm tomorrow until 4am on Thursday. Fresh weather warnings are set to come into force later that day – people in Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross have even been warned flooding caused by heavy rainfall could cause power cuts, damage to houses.
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The Met Office added there was a "small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life" while the warning is in place between 6am and 11.59pm. A separate warning issued in south Wales will last from midnight until 3pm tomorrow.
"Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely," the Met Office wrote of the weather in this region. Another warning is in place across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, also from midnight until 3pm tomorrow, where there is a "small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads."
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The last of the latest spate of weather warnings should come to an end by midnight on Friday, when the dangerous weather will give way to "milder, wetter and windier" conditions – although the forecaster did stress it wouldn't be the end of the inclement conditions. "Spells of heavy rain and showers are expected with brisk winds and risk of coastal gales," it wrote on its website.
It comes after the UK was battered by snow and ice over the weekend and the start of this week. Experts even dubbed yesterday "ice rink Monday" and two people lost their lives in the cold, the Daily Star previously reported.
The men, both believed to have been homeless, were discovered dead after freezing conditions gripped the country over the weekend. Police were first called to Bloom Street in central Manchester after receiving reports of concerns about the welfare of a man found in a shop doorway.
Despite paramedics and cops rushing to the scene, the man was declared dead at the scene. Another man is believed to have frozen to death in his car in Nottingham on Friday (December 1).
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