Met Office issue new warnings for the UK as heavy rain and flooding brings further misery

The Met Office said more belts of heavy rain were due on Saturday night and again on Sunday night

The Met Office says more belts of rain are expected and has warned of high winds and snow in Scotland, while forecasters have issued a yellow warning for snow for every region in the country.

On Saturday morning, the Environment Agency had 88 flood warnings in place, as well as 152 flood alerts, covering areas from Wiltshire to Cumbria. Two severe flood warnings – meaning an imminent danger to life – remain in force for the River Lugg at Hampton Bishop, near Hereford.

Flooding was reported across the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales on Friday night, with the village of Horton in Ribblesdale cut off by rising water.

North Yorkshire fire and rescue service tweeted: “We have two crews from Settle, Grassington and a water rescue team from Ripon in Horton in Ribblesdale which is currently surrounded by flood water. Crews are checking residents and ensuring everyone is safe.”

The service also said it had helped four people to safety from a stranded vehicle in Skipton, as well as helping with flooded properties in the village of Giggleswick.

Scotland warned to expect heavy snow over the next few days

The forecast will come into effect on Monday, February 24 between 6am and 9pm.

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