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Snow Alert: Cold Weather 'Beast' To Hit UK
Britain is facing a weather front dubbed the "Beast from the East" next week - with heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures.
Temperatures could plummet as low as -6C around London as icy winds blow in over the eastern coast.
Forecasters are also predicting "lots of snow" from Monday - that could "obliterate" East Anglia and spread to southeastern areas.
By Tuesday and Wednesday there could be significant accumulation of snow along much of the eastern side of Britain.
Sky News weather presenter Jo Wheeler said snow which settled in the east tended to stay for longer.
"People should prepare for the cold weather and allow more time to get to work," Jo said.
"The snow could cause considerable disruption because of the accumulation in populated areas," she added.
Overnight frosts will continue throughout next week, with increasingly wintry showers turning from sleet into snow.
There were early reports of snowfall in Luton this morning.
Snow is continuing to fall on higher ground across Scotland, but will struggle to settle after sleet showers.
Weather warnings have been issued for Scotland and north-east England as ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces following rainfall.
Overnight the wind will ease and skies will clear, and temperatures will be close to freezing in most places.
A cold and frosty start is expected for the weekend, with plenty of sunshine in the south.
what do you think?
Bet ya we dont get a single flake of snow here in Shakespeare country. . . No snow, no floods, no storms. . Just bland, mild predictable weather as usual. . No wonder william moved to London
Ha ha ha ha Stevie. I am still considering moving down to your beautiful Shakespeare country. To move or not to move, that is the question
Stevie/Valerie.............. Am I having a senior blond moment or have I really read these comments from you 2 before? We haven't got much weather here either worthy of a mention. Stay warm
I am moving there , I onyl live in Kent but I get stuck if it snows more than a foot
Stevie, they thumbed u down before for this comment didn't they? Such a wind-up merchant you are!
Dubbed the "Beast from the East" by whom exactly? an idiot Sun reporter? Real people don't talk like this, it is winter, stop sensationalising everything for god's sake. What is coming next from medialand, the Big Yellow Fire God in the Sky will burn our skin in August, the Rain Devil will soak up with his evil April showers.
I wish you were right about getting our skins burnt in august john, remember how rubbish this year's 'summer' was?! This year has been a washout!
Im surprised they have not gone the whole hog and announced that ragnarok is upon us and the aesir gods of norse mythology will return to save the people of the midguard
Whose side are you on at Ragnarok chris? I'm down with the Goddess Hella and her giant wolf brother Fenris
Please tell that noisy chap Thor to stop playing with his hammer, he is giving me a headache.
the "Beast from the East" think they are referring to my ex boyfriend :(
Valerie.didnt your ex call you the wicked witch of the west though.lol
ha ha Sean you must have met him LOL
It's winter - we get snow. When its summer we get rain NOTHING CHANGES.
You forgot spring and the week long heatwave then the one they call the Indian summer ??? Think thats the monsoon season
More like rain storms
Summer?what summer, i thought we were still in last winter
why does snow that settles in the East tend to stay around for longer? dont understand this.
your not serious are you?
for health and safety reasons we are not allowed to work at school as it might snow and is cold we could slip on potential ice or get caught in a potential blizzard and its too dangerous to scrape ice from our cars
An unusual weather snow in winter must be Global warming .
You think so Happy mike??? Maybe we should hike up the prices and we can call it a green tax our tiny CO2 out put will be a travesty compared to India China USA
Snow on high ground in Scotland - wouldn't be snow caps on the Highlands by any chance?
Hate heavy snow, can't get to work easily