Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Prepare for disruptive weather as "Beast from the East" fast approaching

Prepare for disruptive weather as

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The weather advisory was issued today (Friday) by the metereological service.

The Met Office said: "During Monday and Tuesday, snow showers are expected to move into eastern areas, before spreading westwards across England".

Temperatures will drop over the weekend and be seven to 14 degrees below normal by Monday over England and Wales, not counting windy conditions that will make it feel even colder, AccuWeather reported.

Forecasters say widespread snow showers are predicted from Wednesday through to Friday: "It will be extremely cold with severe frosts and daytime temperatures struggling to get above zero by day especially in eastern counties".

Forecast for the North East region predicts temperatures of around 1° or 2° at the start of next week, with snow on the agenda for Tuesday, continuing into Wednesday.

It says snow showers are expected to develop widely, with some locations likely to see accumulations of 5 to 10 cm.

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"It will be very cold, probably the coldest period of this winter, even though March is usually the start of spring".

London and the southeast are likely to feel particularly cold as polar continental air brings freezing weather from Siberia, the Met Office has said.

Temperatures will vary from 5º to 8º, in fresh to strong southeasterly winds.

The cold snap had already begun on Saturday morning, although most parts of the United Kingdom will enjoy winter sunshine over the weekend.

But while Northern Ireland should expect cold temperatures the weather will be crisp and dry through the weekend and into next week.

He told Pirate FM: "By the time those systems get across to Cornwall, most of the moisture will have come out of it and so we probably won't get much snow".

The coldest areas will be in Leinster and Ulster, with a widespread frost developing from the far southwest.

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