UK weather: Super tides set to batter Britain

The UK is bracing itself for floods, gales and snow this weekend, it has been reported.


by Jack White |
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Seaside towns and resorts could be in the most danger as super tides – up to 50ft – could allegedly be triggered by the new Moon's orbit, which has brought it closer to the Earth than it has been in over 18 years.

Flood alerts and warnings have been put in place, as The Environment agency said; "The most significant water levels are likely on Saturday morning."

Flood warnings have been put in place around the UK
Flood warnings have been put in place around the UK

Some places could see winds of up to 70mph and torrential rain as the weekend continues. Northern England also has a weather warning in place for severe snow.

Forecaster Helen Roberts told the Mirror: "The heaviest rain will last for a couple of hours with winds gusting to 40mph at times. It could turn to snow in the Pennines and Peak District.

"Monday will be very blustery with squally showers piling in from the west. Some showers will fall as snow on higher ground almost anywhere and there be sleet or wet snow at lower levels.

"Higher ground in Northern England will see the worst of the snow. Winds of 50mph will be quite widespread, gusting to 70mph in exposed western areas."

The snowy and wet weather could continue into next week in some areas, with The Weather Channel predicting "blizzard conditions over the Scottish Highlands."

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