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Beast from the East returns in January

Grass Clippings - Met OfficeA spell of bitterly cold weather nicknamed the “Beast from the East” could impact Britain with snow and sub-zero temperatures by the end of January, the Met Office has warned.

The weather is forecast to be fairly calm and settled in the coming weeks with above-average temperatures despite chilly overnight conditions during the next few days. 

But from mid-January, the Met Office said much colder weather is possible as freezing air from the east could engulf Britain via Siberia and Scandinavia.

By the end of January a weather phenomenon called Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) is threatening to usher in cold snaps reminiscent of the “Beast from the East” that crippled Britain last winter.  The savage weather conditions started to take effect at the end of February last year, when a large Arctic air mass stretching from the Russian Far East to the British Isles unleashed thick snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

A cocktail of “widespread snow events”, sub-zero temperatures and bitter winds have been forecast for Britain in January and February 2019.

Hardly what Turf Professionals and Landscapers and Gardeners wish to hear after the same scenario last winter.

Read more on The Daily Star


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