Met Eireann issues Snow and Ice Warning for Kildare and nationwide

Met Eireann issues Snow and Ice Warning for Kildare and nationwide

Hundreds of households in the United Kingdom's coastal cities, including those in England and Wales, were evacuated as Storm Christoph brought widespread flooding across the island nations, the emergency services said on Thursday.

Rail firm Northern advised passengers across much of the north west of England not to travel before midday on Thursday "due to increasingly poor conditions following torrential rain across the region".

The Met Office said there is a "danger to life" and a "good chance" some communities could be cut off, putting home and businesses in jeopardy.

The force also urged residents of Bangor on Dee to head to Ysgol Sant Dunawd for shelter after the severe flood warning was issued for the area.

Meanwhile, forecasters have warned of a big freeze this weekend, with temperatures of minus 9C in Scotland and up to 20in of snow in some parts.

STORM Christoph battered swathes of Britain yesterday after torrential rain and snow forced the evacuation of thousands of homes.

Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes speaks with WCBC Street Scene Officers and Council Leader Mark Pritchard
Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes speaks with WCBC Street Scene Officers and Council Leader Mark Pritchard

With an emphasis on rainfall over the last few days, the focus for the United Kingdom forecast for the weekend and the early part of next is colder conditions and associated wintry hazards. Flood warnings mean that flooding is expected, and flood alerts mean that flooding is possible.

As the week continues and Storm Christoph makes its way east, the risks of snow increase, Mr Madge said.

He said: "There will be more to come, there will be further rain next week, so it is vital that people who are in potentially affected areas follow the advice".

MONDAY: A largely dry and bright day on Monday, with showers becoming more isolated and long sunny spells.

"Environment Agency teams are out on the ground clearing grills, screens and closing flood barriers".

People were also preparing for rising floodwaters in West Yorkshire on Wednesday morning, with towns in the Calder Valley laying out sandbags and flood wardens monitoring water levels.

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