Temperatures As Low As -15C In Latest Cold Snap

Parts of the UK are set to shiver through Valentine’s Day and much of the week, with warnings of ice, snow and flooding.

Morning mist sits in the valley of the Spey River near Kincraig Scotland

The valley of the Spey River near Kincraig, Scotland, on Friday

Snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures are expected in northern parts of Britain today, while areas in the south could face flooding.

Up to 15cm of snow is expected to fall on higher ground in northern England and Scotland, where the mercury could fall as low as -15C (5F).

The Environment Agency has issued four flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected and immediate action required. Two of these are for the Midlands and two for the South West.

There are also 40 flood alerts for England and Wales, meaning flooding is possible and people should be prepared. Among these are 19 for the South East and 11 for the South West.

The warnings come after the Thames Barrier was closed on Friday for the first time this winter when the river burst its banks at Greenwich.

full report of how really cold it is going to get at SkyNews