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Wales is blanketed in snow as flood-hit Britain braces for a cold night as temperatures plunge

Snow and frost has hit parts of Wales as temperatures plunge to 18F across parts of Britain. 

While seven severe flood warnings remain across England, parts of the UK experienced a frosty start to the weekend with snow settling on higher ground.  

The coldest night of Autumn so far was recorded in Braemar, Scotland, as temperatures dropped to minus 7C (19.4F) this morning. 

One man braving the wintery conditions in Flintshire, North Wales, today as snow hits parts of Wales 

However the Met Office said conditions would be ‘much improved’ for the areas which were affected by heavy downpours and floods on Friday.

‘Those areas are going to escape with dry weather,’ Met forecaster Marco Petanga said. 

‘Once the fog lifts many eastern areas will have quite a nice day today with some sunshine.’ 

Two sheep cross a quiet road in Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, as temperatures plunged overnight

Two sheep cross a quiet road in Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, as temperatures plunged overnight

Wintery conditions were seen in Flintshire, North Wales, as one man was seen braving the snow. 

Sheep were spotted crossing a snow-covered road in Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, while Steffan Williams from Glyn Ceiriog, Wales, captured snow falling heavily onto cars. 

And the winter weather caused travel disruption in Powys, Wales, causing the A458 to close this morning. The road was later reopened. 

A car drives down a track in Builth Wells, Powys, Wales. The coldest night of Autumn so far was recorded in Braemar, Scotland, as temperatures dropped to minus 7C (19.4F) this morning

A car drives down a track in Builth Wells, Powys, Wales. The coldest night of Autumn so far was recorded in Braemar, Scotland, as temperatures dropped to minus 7C (19.4F) this morning

North Wales Police warned of ‘hazardous’ conditions on the Bwlch Oerddrws in Gwynedd.  

And parts of south-west Scotland and Cumbria will have their share of snow with the most expected to fall across the hills in Wales. 

However Met forecaster Marco Petanga added: ‘It shouldn’t accumulate too much. It’s unlikely to cause too much of an issue.’

Primary school teacher Steffan David posted footage of the blanket of snow at his home in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales. 

He shared the video at 10am today on Twitter with pictures of the snow captioned: ‘Good few centimetres now & still coming down!’

Steffan Williams captured the blanket of snow covering cars in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales. He captioned the video: 'First snow of the season'

Steffan Williams captured the blanket of snow covering cars in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales. He captioned the video: ‘First snow of the season’ 

The first snow-covered morning taken by Steffan Williams in at his home in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales

The first snow-covered morning taken by Steffan Williams in at his home in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales

A foggy sky as cars are blanketed in snow in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales, while snow continues to fall

A foggy sky as cars are blanketed in snow in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales, while snow continues to fall

A garden covered in white and set for Winter taken by Steffan Williams in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales

A garden covered in white and set for Winter taken by Steffan Williams in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales

A bracing and frosty picture captured by Steffan Williams in in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales, which shows an eerily quiet scene

A bracing and frosty picture captured by Steffan Williams in in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales, which shows an eerily quiet scene 

The Met Office has issued two yellow rain warnings across the UK, with one in place from 11am to midnight stretching from Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, to Eastbourne and Portsmouth.  

The second is in place from 5am to 8pm covering Northern Ireland from Ballycastle to Newry.

Northern Ireland could see up to 50mm of rain on Saturday, Mr Petanga said.

Steffan shared the video at 10am today on Twitter with pictures of the snow captioned: 'Good few centimetres now & still coming down!'

Steffan shared the video at 10am today on Twitter with pictures of the snow captioned: ‘Good few centimetres now & still coming down!’

Yorkshire and the Midlands were among the areas worst affected by heavy downpours on Thursday and Friday.

Former High Sheriff of Derbyshire Annie Hall, who has been named as the woman who died after being swept away by floodwater

Former High Sheriff of Derbyshire Annie Hall, who has been named as the woman who died after being swept away by floodwater

A woman who died after being swept up by floodwater and found two miles away has been named as former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Annie Hall. 

Police said her body was found after emergency services were called to the River Derwent near Matlock in the early hours of Friday.

Almost a month’s worth of rain fell in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, which received 3.3ins (84mm) of rain over 36 hours. 

Gringley on the Hill in Nottinghamshire had 2.55inches (65mm) of rain in that time.

The Environment Agency issued seven severe flood warnings on Saturday morning suggesting there is a ‘danger to life’.

The warnings are in place for the River Don at Barnby Dun, Bently, Fishlake, Kirk Bramwith, Kirk Sandall, South Bramwith and Willow Bridge caravan site.

There are also 54 warnings telling people to take immediate action in light of expected flooding, along with 80 alerts urging residents to be prepared.

Residents in the small village of Fishlake, South Yorkshire, (pictured) were advised to evacuate, while police were continuing to monitor rising river levels in Newark, Nottinghamshire

Residents in the small village of Fishlake, South Yorkshire, (pictured) were advised to evacuate, while police were continuing to monitor rising river levels in Newark, Nottinghamshire

A man pushes a shopping cart with sandbags through a flooded street in Bentley near Doncaster, November 9, 2019

A man pushes a shopping cart with sandbags through a flooded street in Bentley near Doncaster, November 9, 2019

The village of Fishlake, Doncaster, submerged under still rising flood water is cut off

The village of Fishlake, Doncaster, submerged under still rising flood water is cut off

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited flood-hit areas of South Yorkshire today after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Matlock in Derbyshire on Friday.

During the visit, Mr Johnson said the widespread flooding across the UK ‘is not looking like something we need to escalate to the level of a national emergency’.

Mr Johnson said the Government will ‘certainly stand by ready to help’ after the country was hit by deluge of water described as ‘almost biblical’ by residents in Toll Bar, near Doncaster. 

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited flood hit Conisbrough, Doncaster, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Matlock in Derbyshire on Friday

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited flood hit Conisbrough, Doncaster, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Matlock in Derbyshire on Friday

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