Britain to finally warm up as temperatures soar to 13C tomorrow

BRITAIN is set to be balmier than Turkey tomorrow as the winter chill makes way for some unseasonably warm weather.

Wind will whip the cold air of the past few days away from the UK making way for a warm front to breeze in from the South West.

Temperatures are set to rise to 13 C in the South East, more than double the temperature of Istanbul, Turkey.

Overnight it will turn windy with gales across western parts with outbreaks of rain arriving from the west.

Far eastern parts of the country will perhaps remain dry until the morning, according to the Met Office.

Tuesday will see a cloudy start for many with some outbreaks of rain for most of the country but will steadily turn brighter throughout the day.


But it will be a blustery day for all concerned which will make the balmy temperatures seem slightly more frigid.

Wednesday is due to be very windy with bucket loads of rain form many before easing off as we move into Thursday.

Friday will see a drier start to the day with rain following for many along with temperatures falling to more usual levels for the time of year.

Earlier dramatic pictures showed the damage caused by a landslide that left several homes flooded as snow that covered parts of the country begins to thaw.

Residents had to be evacuated yesterday as heavy rain lashed towns and villages across north Devon.

In some areas floodwater around five foot deep washed through roads as homes and businesses struggled to keep it at bay.

A major clear up operation is now underway with the village of Muddiford, Devon, among the worst affected.

Darren Knill, who lives in Muddiford, said the water "just kept rising" causing "chaos" in the area.

He said: "I reckon it was up to about 1.5m (4.9 feet). I haven't seen anything like it since I was a kid."

The 16th century Muddiford Inn was in a precarious position as filthy water surrounded the family run pub after a landslip.

But forecasters say drier, milder weather is on the way.

A Met Office spokesman said: "The morning rush hour is looking milder than of late and dry for many, but in the south west it'll be a wet start and there'll be some showers in the north."

Despite the freezing temperatures further north, the mercury rose to 11C (52F) in the far south west of England.

Earlier, a landslip caused a train to derail in the Scottish Highlands, sparking travel chaos.

Cops were scrambled to the scene between Arisaig and Glenfinnan after a 999 call was made at 6.53am.

Scotrail says services between Fort William and Mallaig will be affected for the rest of the day.

On Sunday people were forced to flee homes in Kentisbury, near Barnstaple, and other properties were flooded in Combe Martin on nearby Exmoor, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

The Environment Agency issued flood warnings for people to take "immediate action" on the rivers Taw and Exe in mid-Devon, and three others in Somerset and Wiltshire.

Further flood warnings were in place on the River Wye in Herefordshire and Riseley Brook in Bedfordshire.

Saturday night saw the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since February 14 2016, when minus 14.1C (6.6F) was recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire.

On Sunday five people were injured in a two-car crash on the A82 near to Glencoe Mountain Resort as drifting snow caused hazardous conditions in the Highlands.

The snow gates at Glencoe were closed as the weather deteriorated, with winds causing drifting snow and white-out conditions.

A yellow warning for ice is in place until 8am on Monday for north east England and Yorkshire.

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