London: RAGING gales are set to batter Britain tonight as the remains of Storm Erik pound the country with driving rain and sends temperatures plunging below zero.
Forecasters warned of snow towards the end of the month as a menacing low pressure system threatens to replicate 2018’s Beast from The East.
A yellow warning for snow and ice will be in force tonight as the mercury plummets in Scotalnd tonight.
But Britain is expected to warm up later in the week as the deadly storm dissipates at last.
Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said: “The week will get off to a cold start tomorrow, with ice warnings in Northern Scotland as temperatures dip below zero.
We should see some cold weather across Northern Ireland and parts of England and Wales.
It’ll be a bit of a shock to some people on Monday morning but overall it won’t be too bad.
“There could be some coastal gales, with strong winds near the Bristol Channel.
“There could also be snow towards the end of the month if the conditions are right – but it’s unlikely.”
It comes after Storm Erik battered the UK with powerful gusts of up to 80mph, causing three deaths and travel chaos. On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon, although police would not confirm whether the death was weather-related.
On Friday morning a 50-year-old man died on the A384 in Buckfastleigh, Devon, and in Wales a van driver was killed after he collided with a fallen tree on the B4306 between Pontyberem and Llannon in west Wales.
Road and rail users were faced with delays as a result of the weather with speed limits put in place on the East Coast Main Line and drivers advised to take extra care