/UK weather forecast: Snow to batter Britain after two killed and 500 homes wrecked in Storm Ciara

UK weather forecast: Snow to batter Britain after two killed and 500 homes wrecked in Storm Ciara

STORM Ciara is set to hit battered Britain with up to six inches of snow and treacherous ice today.

The dumping of snow comes after two people were killed and more than 500 homes were wrecked by 100mph Storm Ciara.

 UK weather forecast: Brits are set for six inches of snow as drivers battle the icy conditions in West Yorkshire

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UK weather forecast: Brits are set for six inches of snow as drivers battle the icy conditions in West YorkshireCredit: nb press ltd

On Monday Storm Ciara unleashed a month-and-a-half’s worth of rainfall in just one day, and this morning commuters battled through wintry conditions.

Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said: “Storm Ciara has cleared but it is still windy.

“There is the risk of snow and ice depending on where you are.

“There is very much hazardous weather still around.”

Multiple yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and wind are in place until midday tomorrow – causing more headaches for weary Brits.

Yesterday householders were deluged by dirty floodwater as swollen rivers burst their banks after up to 8in of rain fell in a day, while howling winds crippled much of the transport network.

Insurers reckon the final bill from “Storm of the Century” Ciara could top £1billion as forecasters warned beleaguered Brits to brace themselves for blizzards and a possible 6ins of snow in the next 24 hours.

Weather forecasters have warned of treacherous ice after a 77-year-old man sustained a fatal head injury after slipping and falling on ice at Clydebank, West Dumbartonshire.

 UK weather forecast: Large swathes of the UK are set to be blasted by icy conditions

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UK weather forecast: Large swathes of the UK are set to be blasted by icy conditionsCredit: Alamy Live News
 UK weather forecast: Parts of the UK will see more mega-winds

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UK weather forecast: Parts of the UK will see more mega-windsCredit: Alamy Live News
 UK weather forecast: Storm Ciara's carnage isn't over yet

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UK weather forecast: Storm Ciara’s carnage isn’t over yetCredit: Alamy Live News
 UK weather forecast: Weather maps show heavy snow fall and icy conditions

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UK weather forecast: Weather maps show heavy snow fall and icy conditionsCredit: Ventusky
 UK weather forecast: The UK will be batter by a fresh swathe of wild winds

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UK weather forecast: The UK will be batter by a fresh swathe of wild windsCredit: UK Met Office
 UK weather forecast: The Met Office have issued several weather warnings

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UK weather forecast: The Met Office have issued several weather warningsCredit: UK Met Office

And 58-year-old man was also killed after a massive tree toppled on to his Mercedes on the A33 at Micheldever, Hants.

The entirety of Scotland is set to see snow and high winds up until midnight Tuesday.

The Midlands, Northern Ireland and again, Scotland will be blanketed in ice, forecasters say.

And Manchester and parts of Leeds tonight are pegged to be caught in a flurry of flakes.

More winds will whip through the UK too, with speeds of 60 to 70 mph predicted.

The new slew of wild weather comes as many householders are facing months living in temporary accommodation as repairs began on devastated properties.

 UK weather forecast: Huge waves crash into the harbour wall this morning at Porthcawl in South Wales

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UK weather forecast: Huge waves crash into the harbour wall this morning at Porthcawl in South Wales
 UK weather forecast: Snow has arrived in Scotland this morning in the aftermath of Storm Ciara

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UK weather forecast: Snow has arrived in Scotland this morning in the aftermath of Storm CiaraCredit: Northpix
 UK weather forecast: A tree was blown onto a couple's house in Willington, Derbyshire

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UK weather forecast: A tree was blown onto a couple’s house in Willington, DerbyshireCredit: BPM Media
 UK weather forecast: The strong winds sweeping across the UK have been captured on this map

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UK weather forecast: The strong winds sweeping across the UK have been captured on this mapCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 UK weather forecast: Incredible drone pics show the flooding in Appleby, Cumbria after Storm Ciara

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UK weather forecast: Incredible drone pics show the flooding in Appleby, Cumbria after Storm CiaraCredit: Julian Holmes / Triangle News
 UK weather forecast: Appleby in Cumbria has been engulfed by raging floodwaters

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UK weather forecast: Appleby in Cumbria has been engulfed by raging floodwatersCredit: Julian Holmes / Triangle News

More than 70 flood warnings and 180 flood alerts were still in place last night as homeowners returned to assess the damage.

Up to 260 homes were flooded in Yorkshire, 150 in Gtr Manchester, 100 in Lancashire and 40 in ­Cumbria. The figure is set to rise.

The Calder in West Yorks, the Ouse in York and Irwell, Lancs, were among rivers to burst banks.

Paul Fazackerley, 37, of Mytholmroyd, West Yorks, rescued daughter Edie, five, as a chest-hight torrent burst into his home when flood defences on the Calder failed.

He said: “The water was racing past me. It was tremendous and powerful.

I wasn’t scared. I didn’t have time to be scared. I just had to get Edie out.”

The Environment Agency said ongoing work on a £30million flood defence schemes should be completed by the summer.

Some 539,000 homes were hit by a power cut on Sunday. Most had been reconnected by last night.

Transport was returning to ­normal after more than 100 flights were axed. Some rail lines remained water-logged or blocked by fallen trees or debris last night.

 UK weather forecast: Roads are being cleared as heavy snow sweeps in to blanket Scotland

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UK weather forecast: Roads are being cleared as heavy snow sweeps in to blanket ScotlandCredit: Northpix
 UK weather forecast: Commuters gather at King's Cross station as trains are delayed or cancelled

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UK weather forecast: Commuters gather at King’s Cross station as trains are delayed or cancelledCredit: EPA
 UK weather forecast: A huge sinkhole is seen this morning, which opened up next to properties in Rochdale, Greater Manchester

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UK weather forecast: A huge sinkhole is seen this morning, which opened up next to properties in Rochdale, Greater ManchesterCredit: Mercury Press
 UK weather forecast: Snow covers the ground in Hillend, Fife, after wintry weather hit

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UK weather forecast: Snow covers the ground in Hillend, Fife, after wintry weather hitCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

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Speed restrictions were imposed on several other routes. One motorist escaped unharmed after their Toyota plunged into a sinkhole in Brentwood, Essex.

More than 100 flights were cancelled with British Airways and easyJet among the worst hit.

The Association of British Insurers said it was too early to estimate the final bill but Storm Desmond in 2015 cost £1.3billion.

ABI spokesman Malcolm Tarling added: “Insurers expect and plan for severe storms like this.”

As the nation reeled, the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for snow lasting until tomorrow. Forecaster Alex Burkill said:

“While Storm Ciara is clearing away, it doesn’t mean we’re entering a quieter period of weather.

“Blizzards are not out of the question”.

The warning came as snow hit Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

 UK weather forecast: Sea foam hits the shore at Crooklets beach near Bude, North Cornwall

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UK weather forecast: Sea foam hits the shore at Crooklets beach near Bude, North CornwallCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 UK weather forecast: A car ended up in a sinkhole amid the chaos yesterday in Brentwood, Essex

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UK weather forecast: A car ended up in a sinkhole amid the chaos yesterday in Brentwood, Essex
 UK weather forecast: A couple take a picture of themselves in front of a massive wave in Cornwall

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UK weather forecast: A couple take a picture of themselves in front of a massive wave in CornwallCredit: BPM Media
 UK weather forecast: Kitesurfer Tom Bridge ready for some seriously big air at Exmouth Beach, South Devon

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UK weather forecast: Kitesurfer Tom Bridge ready for some seriously big air at Exmouth Beach, South DevonCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
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