By Georgina Hayes /Guardian News & Media
Snow hit some parts of the UK yesterday morning, while heavy showers are due in the south.
A blizzard is raging in some counties, including Buxton in Derbyshire.
Further south, heavy showers are expected to continue throughout the weekend, the Met Office has said.
The Environment Agency has issued 13 flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected, and 130 flood alerts, for areas where flooding is likely, the weekend.
Temperatures will also drop and a blustery weekend lies ahead, according to the Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst.
Dewhurst said: “Anyone who is out Christmas shopping will have to wrap up warmly.
“Over the high ground of northern England and Scotland, some places may have a covering of snow.
“Temperatures for most places will be between 3° Celsius (37.4° Fahrenheit) and 7C, with maximum temperatures of 10C in the southeast where the best of the sunshine will be. We are also looking at wind gusts of 35 to 40mph.”
In Leicestershire, one motorist became stranded in floodwater yesterday morning.
Firefighters had to rescue the driver on Watery Gate Lane, Thurlaston, at 4.05am.
The man’s Fiat 500 remains partially submerged in water as he arranges its recovery, Leicestershire fire and rescue service said.
Watery Gate Lane is notorious for flooding, and at least 19 people needed rescuing from the road between 2014 and 2018, along with several more this year.
Earlier this month, the Blaby district council, said it wanted to install gates to stop drivers from using the road when water levels were high.
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