UK weather forecast: more snow and ice to hit Britain after deadly Storm Erik

Bonnie Christian

Snow and ice are expected to hit the UK tonight as the country recovers from deadly Storm Erik that wreaked havoc over the weekend.

The Met Office has warned snow is expected to fall in hilly areas on Sunday evening as temperatures drop overnight to hover above freezing by Monday morning.

Earlier on Sunday, snow flurries were reported in Devon but forecasters said it had not settled.

A northerly wind will bring colder air to the country later today, meteorologist Sophie Yeomans told the Standard.

“There will be rain and hill snow arriving in Northern Ireland later today and in Scotland in the evening,” she said.

A yellow ice warning is in place for parts of northern Scotland.

“There have been a few reports of snow across parts of Devon, a few flakes in the air,” she said.

Large waves crash against the seawall during Storm Erik as a train passes through Dawlish in southwest Britain. (REUTERS)

“They’re seeing it falling from sky but it's melting as soon as it hits the ground.”

The Met Office said there will be rain with some hill snow moving southeastwards across central and southern England and Wales with strong winds.

There will also be some wintry showers in the north with risk of frost and ice.

After a cold start to Monday, Ms Yeomans said temperatures are expected to become more mild, reaching double figures by the middle of the week.

The UK is recovering as 75mph winds battered the country over Friday and Saturday, killing three.

A kitesurfer died after an incident on a beach in north Devon on Saturday morning, police said.

A tree fell onto a bus in Poole, with no reported injuries, as Storm Erik brought strong winds to parts of the country. (PA)

On Friday morning, a man in Devon died after 70mph gale winds blew a huge tree onto his car as he was driving near the Dartbridge Inn.

Hours later, shortly before 10am, another man driving a van on the B4306 between Pontyberem and Llannon, West Wales, was killed by a large tree that fell across the road.

Thousands were also left without power, planes struggled to land and trees blowing onto roads caused widespread traffic delays.

Storm Erik followed a spell of freezing temperatures that gripped the UK, causing widespread snowfall across the country.

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