Met Office issue Beast from the East prediction as map shows date snow ‘hits UK’
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    Yet another freezing week is on the cards for Brits who may also face a "snow bomb" similar to the Beast from the East.

    A rare amber weather warning for cold weather ended on Sunday (January 29), after been extended for a fourth time by the UK Health Security Agency, demonstrating the sheer seriousness of the freeze.

    The UKHSA have also urged Brits to look out for vulnerable elderly people during a time of chilly temperatures with some unable to put on their heating due to the high rise in energy bills.

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    Alongside the continuing dip in temperature, weather maps from WXCharts have suggested there could be a chance of snowfall across the UK in the upcoming week.

    The charts show a 50% to 70% chance of snow occurring in the northern regions of England early in the week, compared to a 80% to 95% of it falling further north in Scotland.

    Jim Dale, from the British Weather Services, said back in December, there is a possibility of a Beast from the East occurring should weather pattern begin to change, and that February's outlook will depend on how the specific systems play out.

    He said at the time: "If this happens, we are in a classic position to get a cold flow in from the east, and with that, snow, ice and very cold winds.

    "This is an indicator of a Beast from the East, and although it has not woken up fully yet, it is safe to say the beast is opening its eyes.”

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    Met Office forecasters, on the other hand, have been less bullish on any snowfall occurring for February.

    It says: "Changeable weather conditions are likely to bring rainfall, heavy at times, to the north and west. The south and east are expected to see some lighter rain or showers at times, interspersed with some drier and brighter periods."


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