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UK weather forecast – MORE SNOW to hit Britain after killer Storm Erik wreaks havoc

WEATHER forecast experts have warned that snow will hit the UK again today after killer Storm Erik wreaked havoc across the country over the weekend.

Just as the storm starts to fade away, weather forecasters predict that temperatures will plummet tonight across Britain with the possibility of snow covering hilly areas.

Snow is set to hit Britain once again today, according to weather forecast experts
The return of the snow could see temperatures plunge today
More snow could be set for Britain, according to UK weather experts

It comes after Storm Erik battered the UK with powerful gusts of up to 80mph, causing three deaths and travel chaos.

Weather forecast experts predict that the rain brought in by Storm Erik will turn into sleet or snow later on today.

Low levels in Scotland in particular are expected to be affected.

Sunday is expected to be cold throughout the day across the country with Monday also facing struggling temperatures as people wake up.

The return of the snow could see temperatures plunge to -4C.

“More persistent rain and the risk of hill snow will push south-east across western Scotland, Northern Ireland, north-west England and into north Wales through the afternoon,” a Meteogroup forecaster said.

“There will also be strengthening winds for many.”

KILLER STORM

The warning of imminent snowfall comes as emergency services count the cost of Storm Erik.

On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon, although police would not confirm whether the death was weather-related.

On Friday morning a 50-year-old man died on the A384 in Buckfastleigh, Devon, and in Wales a van driver was killed after he collided with a fallen tree on the B4306 between Pontyberem and Llannon in west Wales.

Road and rail users were faced with delays as a result of the weather with speed limits put in place on the East Coast Main Line and drivers advised to take extra care.

PA:Press Association Weather forecasters warned that temperatures will plummet and snow could cover hilly areas today
Bournemouth Daily Echo/Newsquest Passengers had a lucky escape when a large tree crashed through the roof of a double-decker bus in Dorset
SWNS:South West News Service The scene near Buckfastleigh where a man died after a tree fell on his car due to bad weather conditions
Getty Images – Getty Storm Erik makes landfall with winds of up to 70mph in Prestwick, Scotland yesterday
London News Pictures A cyclist gets a soaking as the wind brings waves crashing across the road at Southsea as he braves the bad weather, near Portsmouth, yesterday

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