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World Storm Darcy dubbed 'Beast from the East 2' set to bring 'up to 30cm' of snow

08:07  07 february  2021
08:07  07 february  2021 Source:   news.sky.com

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  Major storm to hit eastern US after dumping snow on capital A powerful winter storm is expected to dump deep snow on parts of the northeastern United States that are home to major cities like New York, after blanketing the nation's capital on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued storm warnings from Virginia to Maine -- home to tens of millions of people -- and predicted snowfalls of 18 and 24 inches (45-60 centimeters) in southern New York, northeastern New Jersey and parts of southwest Connecticut.

Storm Darcy could bring up to 30 cm of snow in parts of the UK, as trains are cancelled and the Met Office issues an amber warning. Dubbed the " Beast from the East 2 ", the low pressure system is bringing heavy snow and strong winds to East Anglia and southeast England. Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent and Medway can all expect "widespread, persistent and occasionally heavy snow " while eastern parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent may get "significant accumulations", according to the Met Office.

Another day in Storm Darcy 's grip: Britain is told to brace for more travel chaos with ' Beast from the East II ' set to bring SIX more inches of snow today after blizzards forced vaccine centres to shut and turned roads into 'lethal' ice rinks. A foot of snow has already been reported in Tendring, Essex, while drifts of up to three feet have been reported in parts of East Anglia. The Met Office says snow falls of up to 10cm (3.9in) will be widespread in the amber areas, increasing up to 30 cm (11.8in). The heaviest snow is expected to be today before easing slightly tomorrow and Wednesday.

Heavy snow and icy conditions are forecast to hit parts of the UK, as strong easterly winds from Ukraine and the Black Sea area spill across the country.

a group of people walking down a snow covered slope: Much of the UK has already some snow this year, including Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset, earlier this week © PA Much of the UK has already some snow this year, including Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset, earlier this week

The Met Office has issued amber weather warnings for snow in parts of London, the east and southeast of England today, stretching from Norwich down to Canterbury, and warned that hazardous conditions could last well into next week.

Weather warnings issued by the Met Office © Other Weather warnings issued by the Met Office

Yellow warnings for snow and ice, covering the entire length of the UK, are also in place until midday on Wednesday.

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Storm Darcy is set to bring heavy snowfall and gale force winds as cold air from eastern Europe sweeps over the UK. Up to 30 cm of snow could fall in eastern parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent, causing widespread travel disruption, according to the Met Office. The Met Office said that while the cold and snowy weather would be similar to that seen during the Beast from the East in 2018, it will not be as chilly or as widespread. Please enter your email addressPlease enter a valid email addressPlease enter a valid email address. SIGN UP .

Storm Darcy to bring widespread travel disruption with up to 30 cm of snow and gale-force winds. AP PHOTOS: Severe weather hits parts of Europe. UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast. Meteorologists have given differing opinions over the use of the term " Beast from the East II ", which has now been widely adopted. Sarah Kent from the Met Office said: " The easterly winds originate from Ukraine and the Black Sea so the air will be cold but it will not be as bitingly cold as it was back in 2018."

a group of people cross country skiing in the snow: Knaresborough Viaduct in North Yorkshire this week © PA Knaresborough Viaduct in North Yorkshire this week

Forecasters have warned of "significant disruptive snowfall" and gale force winds in the southeast of England, with up to 30cm of snow possible in the Downs of Kent and the North Downs.

Glasgow City Council sent its gritters out on Saturday night to outlying priority routes and areas around vaccine centres in light of the "chilly" time ahead.

It comes as many parts of Scotland and northeast England could see 2cm to 5cm of snow, with 10cm to 15cm possible in regions above 200m.

Heavy disruptive snow is expected in southeast England along with 40-50mph wind gusts that could cause snowdrifts from today through to Monday morning, according to the Met Office.

Meteorologist Sarah Kent said: "There will be significant disruptive snowfall across the South East.

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#UKWeather #Metoffice #StormDarcy #BBCWeather #BBCBreakfast(source: metoffice.gov.uk)Amber snow warning for South East England as cold air moves across the

Snow warnings are in place across most of the England and Scotland, with delays to road, rail and air routes. Freezing 50mph gales from Russia and Ukraine dubbed 'mini Beast from the East ' are tearing across Britain. Towering snowdrifts described by road clearance teams as 'higher than our snow ploughs' seen in Treacherous conditions caused by Storm Darcy today saw some schools and Covid vaccination centres in the south east shut as police warned people not to travel due to the dangerous road conditions. The cold snap is due to last for some time yet, with minus temperatures expected to

"Within this area, there is a small chance particularly over the Downs of Kent and the North Downs that you could see 25-30cm of snow.

"It is a small chance but the threat is there, up to a foot of snow potentially combined with extremely strong easterly winds. Even inland in that area, gusting could be 45mph and higher than that on the coasts.

"This could lead to significant drifting of any lying snow and obviously blizzards for the snow coming past you for anyone who is attempting to travel.

"Sadly there will be people who have to make journeys for the emergency services and there are still lorries that have to go to the ports. It is going to be really disruptive.

"With that sort of snowfall, you would expect some roads to be closed or blocked by the drifting snow, and long delays or some cancellations of public transport."

She added: "We are only looking at significant snowfall tomorrow (Sunday) across the southeast of England, so while we have these cold easterly winds it is not as widespread as the Beast from the East in 2018.

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Yellow snow and ice warnings are also in force for much of England, Scotland and eastern Wales. Met Office weather expert Steven Keates said there would be "many similarities" with the Beast from the East in 2018. It is due to a combination of cold air from Scandinavia and Russia plus Storm Darcy bringing winds and Those areas could see between five and 10 cm of snow on Sunday - with up to 20cm in some places, the BBC Weather Centre said. Yellow warnings - which mean there could be travel disruption and a slight chance of power cuts or communities being cut off - are also in place for

But following heavy snowfall , with up to 20cm or more “possible” and temperatures set to plummet below 0C, some institutions decided to give students the day off regardless. While many offered home learning, including to children of key workers, who were unable to attend The Arctic-like conditions, which have been dubbed the Beast from the East 2 , are a result of cold air moving across from Russia and Eastern Europe. Forecasters say "significant disruptive snowfall " could mean up to 30 cm (12in) of snow is possible in the South East . On Sunday, five of East Anglia's vaccination centres closed

"The easterly winds originate from Ukraine and the Black Sea - eastern Europe - the air will be cold but it will not be as bitingly cold as it was back in 2018."

The Met Office said the Dutch have named the low-pressure system that will bring strong winds and widespread snow to the UK as Storm Darcy.

Places affected by the amber warning and expected to be hit by Darcy include Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent.

Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with the possibility of stranded vehicles and passengers.

Daytime temperatures will stay in low single figures for much of the country, with some places staying below freezing and the bitter winds making it feel even colder.

The RAC has warned it is bracing itself for a sharp increase in breakdowns in the coming days, and said that people should think "extremely carefully" before setting out on journeys.

People are only meant to leave their home for a very limited number of reasons anyway, due to lockdown rules.

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a cold weather alert for the whole of England from Saturday through to Wednesday.

Dr Owen Landeg, of PHE, said: "Cold weather isn't just uncomfortable, it can have a serious impact on health.

"For older people and those with heart and lung problems, it can increase the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

"So it's really crucial at this time, especially ahead of a potentially very cold snap, to remember to check on frail or older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses."

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