UK weather: England stays vigilant for potential floods as temperatures decrease.

Most of the flood warnings in the south of England and Midlands, along with some snow flurries overnight, are still in effect even after last week’s Storm Henk flooding. The Environment Agency (EA) has reported 126 flood warnings in England where flooding is expected. A flood warning is also in place on the River Thames in Wraysbury, south-west of London. Reading, Slough, Oxford, Salisbury, Cheltenham, and Peterborough are among the areas with the most warnings. In addition, there are 136 flood alerts throughout these same areas where flooding is possible.

Temperatures dropped to -1C in Birmingham, 0C in Glasgow, and 1C in London overnight. An amber cold health alert issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is in effect until noon on Friday. This alert indicates that the whole health service will likely be affected by cold weather for an extended period of time. A yellow warning for ice in southern England from the Met Office expired at 3am.

The Met Office stated that there were snow flurries in the south of England on Monday evening and into Tuesday morning. However, not much snow settled, with only a light dusting of one or two centimeters in some areas. Tuesday is expected to be drier with limited snowfall, except for some wintry showers in Cornwall. The weather will be sunnier on Tuesday, especially in the south compared to Monday.

Morgan, a meteorologist from the Met Office, mentioned that a blast of cold air coming down from the north will affect Scotland and bring further cold conditions and snow showers over the weekend. Train services cautioned customers to be careful due to icy conditions, but there were no major disruptions reported.

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