Brits facing rain and ice storms as Met Office warns of power outages and chaos on roads

Wet and windy weather will only get worse for Brits as the Met Office issues yellow warnings across the UK.

The threat of dangerously iced over roads and pavements has caused much of Scotland to be ringed off on the latest weather map for Wednesday.

At the opposite end of the country, those living in Devon and South Wales have been cautioned about flooding impacting homes, businesses and roads, causing diversions for motorists.

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Few places in Britain – if any – will return to bed on Wednesday night without their home being battered by strong wind and heavy rain at some point during the day.

Scots living north of Glasgow and Edinburgh can expect to head out today on worryingly slippery surfaces.

"Patchy ice is likely to develop on untreated surfaces with the potential for some wash-off of previously treated surfaces where showers fall," the Met Office states.

It adds that anyone heading out on foot should be wary of suffering injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

Elsewhere, an onslaught of heavy rain stretching from Swansea across to Cardiff and down to Plymouth is likely to last until 3pm.

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The Met Office warns: "A band of rain will move northeastwards across the area during Wednesday. Rain becoming heavy and persistent, particularly over high ground of south Wales and Dartmoor, with a few places likely to get 40 to 60 mm in 9 to 12 hours, before clearing during the afternoon."

As a result, Brits are reminded on the meteorologist website of the deadly risks carried by driving in seriously wet conditions.

Advice reads: "If the road is flooded, turn around and find another route."

According to the Met Office, the number one cause of death during flooding is driving through flood water.

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"The safest advice is turn around, don’t drown," it says.

As the week moves on, Britain is forecast to be hit with an Arctic blast, which will reportedly bring 7ins of snow and -4C temperatures.

According to new weather maps from WXCharts, western areas of Britain can expect a huge dump of snow, particularly Scotland and the north of England.


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