Rain snow and floods in Bath: the latest weather forecast
Yellow weather warnings of both rain and snow are in place in Bath today, as heavy downpours and strengthening winds are set to hit the city.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice from 9am today until 6am tomorrow. A yellow warning of rain comes into force at 3pm, and remains in place until midnight.
Forecasters warns a combination of rain and snow melt amid the big freeze thaw could lead to localised minor surface water and river flooding.
Light showers are forecast from 6pm in Bath, set to develop into heavy rain by 9pm. Wind gusts could reach speeds of 31mph tonight.
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The Met Office predicts rainfall until the early hours of Saturday, with temperatures feeling as low as -1C.
Saturday is set to be cloudy with sunny intervals, and temperatures could climb to 7-8C. But this bright spell will be followed by yet more heavy downpours overnight, the Met Office says.
A yellow weather warning of rain comes into force at 3am.
Rain is set to fall almost continuously in Bath on Sunday, but it could feel considerably warmer, with temperatures ranging between 5C and 8C.
Showers will subside by the early hours of Monday, and a fairly dry day should follow.
But by 3pm heavy downpours will once again hit Bath, amid wind gusts of up to 50mph.
Non-stop rain is forecast overnight and throughout Tuesday, and strong wind gusts are set to continue.
BBC Points West weatherman Ian Fergusson this morning tweeted: "Snow melt by Sunday, combined with rain & more into next week, means local flooding our next concern".
The Environment Agency has issued one flood warning and eight flood alerts in the South West.
To find out how to prepare for flooding, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk.
A yellow weather warning of ice has been issued for Bath tomorrow.
The warning, which urges the public to "be aware" of icy stretches on untreated surfaces, has been issued between 3am and midday on Saturday. Temperatures during this time could feel as low as -3C.
The Met Office has today also issued a yellow warning of rain for Tuesday, from 3am until midnight. Heavy downpours are forecast throughout most of the day, amid wind gusts of up to 47mph.
The AA has so far today attended around 8,200 call-outs, including 46 cars stuck in snow. By the end of the day the AA expects to attend more than 13,000 breakdowns, compared to around 9,500 on an average Friday.
Breakdowns are currently coming in at more than 1,000 every hour and the busiest areas are South Wales, parts of the West Country and London.
Darron Burness, the AA’s Head of Special Operations, says: “Given the recent weather, some drivers may joke that the only thing that could make the roads any worse would be a plague of locusts!
"Unfortunately, this cold snap followed the second wettest year on record so, quite understandably, the roads are showing some ill-effects with a ‘pothole storm’ on the horizon.
“As the snow melts, the temptation is to drive that bit faster but you need to keep a look out for potholes and other hazards like flooding.
"Keep your speed down – particularly in rural areas where potholes are more likely – and take extra care in the rain as you don’t know whether it’s a puddle or pothole up ahead.
“We urge drivers to do a good deed and report potholes so councils can fix them and others don’t hit them – there are local authority helplines and online reporting systems available for this.”