Out with the cold, in with the dew? Temperatures finally rise from brutal sub-zero lows

Out with the cold, in with the dew? Rain falls across London as freezing fog rolls away and temperatures finally rise from brutal sub-zero lows

  • Temperatures are set to rise this week following a severe cold snap in the UK
  • Last week saw heavy flooding and temperatures as low as -10C in places

Parts of the UK will be battered by rain but see warmer temperatures this week as the country’s dramatic cold snap comes to an end.

London and the south-east have seen rain and frost in the past few days following severe flooding in parts of England.

Somerset and the banks of the Thames saw flooding following heavy rain and snow, with numerous flood warnings in place last week.

People walk through a rain-soaked waterfront by the Thames in south London yesterday evening

Dense fog and ice have affected drivers and disrupted traffic in the past week. Pictured: Cars in Richmond in south London yesterday

Dense fog and ice have affected drivers and disrupted traffic in the past week. Pictured: Cars in Richmond in south London yesterday

The north of Scotland also saw a huge dump of snow last week, as other places including Yorkshire and Manchester also experienced heavy snowfall.

Snow and ice on the roads also caused a large number of traffic accidents last week as drivers struggled to cope with the difficult conditions.

However, this week will see a major thaw across most of the UK following the brutal cold which saw temperatures drop to below -10C in places.

Jockeys race through the fog and frost in cold conditions at Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey yesterday

Jockeys race through the fog and frost in cold conditions at Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey yesterday

The Met Office has forecast milder temperatures for the rest of the month with rain in some places

The Met Office has forecast milder temperatures for the rest of the month with rain in some places

Most of the country will see temperatures rise to around 8C or 9C by the end of January as milder weather sets in, the Met Office has forecast.

Rain will also sweep in from the north-west, first hitting the Highlands and islands in Scotland before continuing south.

However, most of the country is set to remain mild and dry until the end of the week.

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