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UK NewsWhat is the 'Beast from the East'? Storm set to return to UK this winter bringing freezing temperatures

19:50  10 september  2019
19:50  10 september  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

UK could be hit by another 'Beast from the East' this winter

UK could be hit by another 'Beast from the East' this winter Britain could be facing a new "Beast from the East" big freeze this winter, scientists have warned. © Getty Freezing weather gripped the UK in late February and March 2018 After studying sea temperatures and air pressures over the north Atlantic Ocean, climate experts have suggested January and February 2020 could be among the coldest for decades. This would be caused by the jet stream - strong winds that move weather systems across from the Atlantic to Britain - deflecting southwards for weeks around Christmas, allowing freezing air to dominate the country, it is predicted.

Northeasterly winds will bring freezing temperatures and more widespread snowfall by the Another beast from the East is set to sweep the country, forecasters sayCredit: PA:Press Association. In recent weeks, the return of this extreme weather has brought widespread snowfall and record-low

The return of the ' Beast from the East ' storm is being predicted, bringing icy temperatures and widespread snow. A freezing vortex of Arctic air will blast the UK The ' Beast from the East ' last year saw temperatures plunge to -14C in the Cairngorms in Scotland. High winds and snow drifts caused

What is the 'Beast from the East'? Storm set to return to UK this winter bringing freezing temperatures A gritting lorry at work on the A2 near Canterbury in Kent as the cold snap dubbed the

Scientists have warned the UK to brace for one of the coldest winters in three decades as fears of a more extreme version of the “Beast from the East”grow.

Last weekend The Sunday Times revealed that researchers from University College London had forecast freezing cold temperatures this winter, similar to the storm in 2018.

Using one of the longest-range UK weather forecasts ever recorded, they predicted blizzard-like conditions for much of January and February next year.

But what exactly is the “Beast from the East”?

New "Beast from the East" could cause one of the coldest winters in three decades

New The UK could be set to experience one of the coldest winters in three decades, scientists have warned. Meteorologists say an even more extreme version of the“Beast from the East”could see parts of the country hit with blizzard-like conditions throughout much of January and February next year. Using ground-breaking analysis of sea temperatures and air pressures, scientists have been able to predict one of the longest-range UK weather forecasts ever recorded - according toThe Sunday Times.

Beginning on 22 February 2018, Great Britain and Ireland were affected by a cold wave, dubbed the Beast from the East by the media (Irish: An Torathar ón Oirthear)

It comes after the UK sweltered in its hottest temperatures on record in July. A freezing jet stream is expected to sweep across the UK in January - settling in across the country for According to The Met Office, the ' Beast from the East ' is a phrase used to describe cold and wintry conditions in the UK as a When this happens in winter , cold air is drawn in from the Eurasian landmass bringing the cold

What is the 'Beast from the East'? Storm set to return to UK this winter bringing freezing temperatures © Provided by Oath Inc. Snow is cleared from a road in Hayfield in Derbyshire as the wintry snap dubbed the "mini beast from the east" keeps its grip on the UK.

Where does the Beast from the East come from?

The “Beast from the East” describes any winter conditions in the UK which arrive as a result of easterly winds from Europe.

According tothe Met Office, areas of high pressure over Scandinavia tend to cause a “polar continental air mass” over Britain.

This causes cold air to be swept from the Eurasian landmass which can result in sub-zero temperatures and freak weather conditions.

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When was the last Beast from the East and how cold was it?

Last year’s storm, which hit Britain in February last year, saw gusts of up to 70mph and temperatures of -14C recorded in parts of Scotland.

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THE UK is bracing itself for the worst winter temperatures in more than three decades, amid a prediction of -14C Arctic winds and a return of last This means the UK could be set to see the return of the ' Beast from the East ' as scientists warn temperatures could plummet to well below freezing .

UK weather – Heavy SNOW set to batter Britain as ‘ Beast from the East 2’ is triggered by polar vortex after UK weather forecasters predict snow and freezing temperatures will batter Britain with fears of a The Met Office has warned of the first "widespread snow" of winter with sub-zero arctic air this

More than 22 inches of snow fell in parts of the country, causing widespread travel chaos.

The extreme weather pattern claimed the lives of 17 people, including a seven-year-old girl.

How much worse is it than normal weather patterns?

The team of UCL researchers have forecast an average temperature of just 3.9C for February next year when the storm arrives.

According toStatista, average temperatures for February the last time the Beast from the East swept Britain in February 2018 were 3.1C.

The bitterly cold temperatures in 2018 were nearly 3C colder than the year before, when temperatures averaged 6.2C across the country.

This year it was even warmer, averaging 6.9C for February.

What does the Met Office say about it?

Met Office forecasters have warned that if the storm does arrive this winter, the air will be “inherently very cold and dry and if it reaches southern Britain”.

People have also been told to expect weather “characterised by clear skies and severe frost”.

“With a longer sea track over the North Sea, the air becomes unstable and moisture is added giving rise to showers of rain or snow, especially near the east coast of Britain,” the Met Office said in a statement on their website.

“The UK’s lowest temperatures usually occur in this air mass, lower than minus 10C at night, and sometimes remaining below freezing all day.

“Polar continental air only reaches Britain between November and April; at other times of the year the source region is neither cold nor snow-covered and winds from north-eastern Europe bring a form of tropical continental air.”

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