The UK is set to be hit by a second ‘Beast from the East’ with heavy rain, sleet and snow expected by the end of the week.
Cold air is sweeping in from Siberia and Scandinavia, with the Met Office set to issue warnings for snow over large parts of the country.
Today, yellow warnings for heavy rain have been issued with the Environment Agency releasing flood alerts for the south west of England and Northern Ireland.
It comes less than two weeks after the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma wreaked havoc across Britain and Ireland – causing mayhem on the roads and rail networks.
Pictured is the ‘Beast from the East 2.0’ swooping across the country on Saturday (left) and Sunday (right)
A storm is brewing from Siberia and Scandinavia which is set to hit the UK this weekend
Met Office spokesperson, Nicky Maxey, told MailOnline: ‘There are rain warnings in place at the moment across the country, but especially in the south west and Northern Ireland.
‘They can expect up to 50mm (1.9ins) of rain in some isolated areas.
‘There is also a chance of strong winds in the west of the country. As we get closer to the weekend, colder air will see the temperatures drop considerably.
‘It will bring snow showers, but at this stage we cannot predict how much or whether it will cover the ground.
‘We do expect later in the week for there to be snow warnings.’
Temperatures will reach as high as 57F (14C) in London tomorrow but conditions will turn chilly at the weekend as colder air arrives sees the mercury plunge as low as -3C (27F).
A striking sea of deep purple greets visitors to the walled garden at Wallington Hall in Northumberland, where 100,000 crocuses have come into bloom after being delayed by the recent severe weather
Pictured: Senior Gardener Alex Prain tending to the vivid carpet of Ruby Giants (Crocus tommasinianus) which are in full flower after volunteers planted 100,000 bulbs two years ago
This incredible sight will only be visible for a few more weeks before the flowers die off for another year until next spring
The yellow warning for rain tomorrow states: Strong south east winds will bring a period of persistent, occasionally heavy rain Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning’
The cold air is sweeping into Britain from Siberia and Scandanavia this weekend, with Sunday morning’s chilly weather shown in this graphic
Wednesday will have light and patchy rain, though more persistent and possibly wintry in Scotland. Thursday will then be very wet again with a band of rain moving in from the west that will track across the UK through the day.
Conditions will then fall to 10C (50F) on Friday and 8C (46F) on Saturday and Sunday, with overnight lows of -3C (27F) possible along with a widespread frost over the weekend.
Parts of Britain enjoyed a mild weekend with Wiggonholt in West Sussex reaching 15.3C (60F) on Sunday, one day after Kew Gardens in South West London got to the same temperature on Saturday.
Heavy machinery is still clearing snow in Nenthead, Cumbria, today – almost two weeks after the Beast from the East struck
Parts of Nenthead in Cumbria are still covered in snow today as the country prepares for more sub-zero weather this weekend
A car remains buried under snow in Nenthead, Cumbria, today, despite the ‘Beast from the East’ arriving two weeks ago
The yellow warning for rain tomorrow states: Strong south east winds will bring a period of persistent, occasionally heavy rain Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning.
‘Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible while some flooding of roads may result in longer journey times and disruption to bus and rail services.
‘The southeast winds may also prove an additional hazard with delays for high sided vehicles on exposed routes and delays to air and ferry transport.’