Wintry conditions set to return by the weekend

Elias Hubbard
March 13, 2018

Londoners are being warned that the Beast from the East might not have fully disappeared as Siberian winds and snow showers are forecast this weekend.

Forecasters say a build up of pressure over Scandinavia will bring a chilly blast of easterly winds to Greater Manchester on Saturday.

"Where this air originates, from Poland and Eastern Europe, is still cold so temperatures will fall significantly here in Britain, it looks like being a drier feature than the last time".

However, Met Office experts have acknowledged that it will be a "poor sequel" to the original "Beast from the East".

We should expect snow over the weekend but while it won't be almost as destructive as the last time people should be cautious nonetheless.

It will be wet and windy tomorrow and Thursday.

A Met Office spokesman said that on Saturday there is a risk of snow centrally in the United Kingdom with frosty gales coming in over the next couple of days.

A mid-week washout with heavy downpours totalling up to 50mm will give way to sub-zero conditions on Saturday as the cold moves in from Siberia and Scandinavia.

In the day, temperatures will hover in single figures into the start of next week, which is well below the 11C average for the time of year.

However, the biggest uncertainty is whether the cold winds will also bring snow to the borough.

"However there is the possibility of some snow although this is most likely along the eastern side of the country over the weekend".

He added: "It will be dry and cold in Manchester, though it will be a very poor sequel to the Beast from the East".

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