Final snowfall set to hit UK before flooding fears

Britain will be hit by one final fall of heavy snow today ahead of flooding fears over the weekend.

A frozen part of Kielder Water, Northumberland. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Scotland, northern England, the Midlands and the east will see the worst of the snow, with up to seven inches predicted over high ground, which is likely to cause more disruption for schools and travel networks.

Weather experts have warned of the risk of flooding tomorrow, as heavy rain moves in and rising temperatures spark a rapid thaw of the built-up snow and ice.

Temperatures will steadily rise from tomorrow to an average of 4C before reaching more than 10C in the south on Sunday followed by wet and windy weather next week.