Severe ‘danger to life’ flood warnings for UK amid snow and -2C freeze

Brits are facing severe flood warnings with a “danger to life” alert while temperatures could drop to -2C this weekend as snow falls along with more heavy rain.

The UK has been battered by heavy rainfall over the past few days that has seen roads under water and traffic mayhem.

Plenty more rain is still to come this weekend but the main concern is the build of water that is causing severe flooding.

In Scotland there are seven severe flood warnings in place along with 30 flood warnings, with the worst affected parts in central and eastern areas.

The Environment Agency states: “A severe flood warning means there is a danger to life: you must act now.”

Advice includes: “Avoid driving or walking through flood water: just 30cm (one foot) of fast flowing water could move your car and even shallow moving water can knock you off your feet.”

In England there are also seven flood warnings and 56 flood alerts which are dotted mainly in the east of the country.