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Britain will be battered by heavy rain and snow over the Easter period with downpours drenching swathes of the country.

The Met Office warned transport could be disrupted too as nearly 4in of snow could blanket parts of England and Scotland, especially over higher ground on Easter Monday.

Temperatures today are set to linger below average as the mercury struggles to reach highs of 5C (41F) or 6C (42.8F) in the north and 8C (46.4F) or 9C (48.2F) in the south.

Some areas have already seen spells of flash-flooding, including Sheffield and in Putney Bridge, London. 

The Met Office warned transport could be disrupted too as nearly 4in of snow could blanket parts of England and Scotland, especially over higher ground on Easter Monday. Pictured: Two dog walkers in Tynemouth, North Tyneside  

Forecasters issued weather warnings for both Easter Sunday and Monday, with heavy rains set to sweep across parts of England tomorrow night and into Monday morning. Pictured: A woman this morning at Longsands Beach in Tynemouth

Forecasters issued weather warnings for both Easter Sunday and Monday, with heavy rains set to sweep across parts of England tomorrow night and into Monday morning. Pictured: A woman this morning at Longsands Beach in Tynemouth

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna told MailOnline parts will become bitterly cold overnight.

‘Tonight will be cold and rain and hill snow will become more and more confined to eastern parts of England,’ said Marco.

‘Elsewhere there will be colder spells with frost forming in rural areas — and sheltered glens in Scotland could be -8C.’

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for both Easter Sunday and Monday, with heavy rains set to sweep across parts of England tomorrow night and into Monday morning. 

Yellow warnings for rain is in place fort the south west of England and Wales, which will endure the brunt of the wet weather and up to 2.4in could fall in some places. 

Wet and windy weather will persist throughout the afternoon, pushing northwards across much of the UK into Monday. 

A yellow warning for rain is set between 5pm tomorrow and 4pm on Monday for much of England and Wales. 

Wet and windy weather will persist throughout the afternoon, pushing northwards across much of the UK into Monday

Weather warnings are in place for throughout the Easter period

Wet and windy weather will persist throughout the afternoon, pushing northwards across much of the UK into Monday

Flash flooding has already stuck parts of Britain over the course of today. Pictured: A taxi sits in a pool of deep rainwater 

Flash flooding has already stuck parts of Britain over the course of today. Pictured: A taxi sits in a pool of deep rainwater 

A woman in a bright pink poncho walks through London's Southbank amid heavy rain that is set to sweep across swathes of Britain over the Easter weekend 

A woman in a bright pink poncho walks through London’s Southbank amid heavy rain that is set to sweep across swathes of Britain over the Easter weekend 

Intrepid members of the Brighton Swimming Club take a swim in the sea during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Intrepid members of the Brighton Swimming Club take a swim in the sea during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

A third warning for rain is set for between 9am on Monday and 9am on Tuesday across Northern Ireland. Pictured: Waves crash into a member of the Brighton Swimming Club 

A third warning for rain is set for between 9am on Monday and 9am on Tuesday across Northern Ireland. Pictured: Waves crash into a member of the Brighton Swimming Club 

Another is in place for heavy snow in parts of England and Scotland – especially on higher ground – between 3am and 11.45pm on Monday.

A third warning for rain is set for between 9am on Monday and 9am on Tuesday across Northern Ireland. 

Forecasters warned some rural communities could become cut off, mainly in the northern Pennies and Scottish borders on Monday. 

Travel is also expected to face disruption with rail services seeing potential delays.  

The Met Office warned there is a chance that homes and business could become flooded and buildings could suffer damage.  



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