UK weather: ‘Beast from the East 2’ to cover country in sleet and snow with more Siberian weather on the way

SNOW forecast UK WARNING: Beast From The East 2 to COVER entire country with HEAVY SNOW

SNOW is forecast to hit the UK this weekend, covering almost ALL areas of the country as the Beast From The East Part 2 smashes into Britain sending temperatures plummeting.

Bitter easterly winds are forecast to return this weekend pushing temperatures below freezing and bringing more snow.

Cold air fro Scandinavia and Siberia will bring heavy rain, sleet and snow to much of the British Isles this weekend.

The Met Office are expected to issue warnings for snow over large parts of the country.

Yellow warnings for heavy rain have been put out today and there are also flood alerts, issued by the Environment Agency , in place for the south west of England and Northern Ireland.

The severe weather will hit less than two weeks after the original ‘Beast from the East’ which was swiftly followed by Storm Emma when snow, sleet and ice caused chaos for millions in the UK.

There has been mild weather for much of the UK this week although that is set to change on Thursday with rain expected.

The Met Office has warned northern and central areas for a “risk of snow” ahead of the expected cold spell.

The forecast reads: “Bands of rain spread northeast Thursday, with the gales transferring northeast.

“More showery in the southwest on Friday. Becoming colder for many Saturday, a risk of snow in northern and central areas.”

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin told the Express that “there are signs” that temperatures could free fall by the weekend.

He added: “It is a bit of a mixed picture throughout this week, there will be further spells of rain, often it will be quite blustery but generally those winds will bring mild air until possibly we get to the end of the week.”

Matt Taylor of BBC Weather said : “It’s going to be cold, and it’s going to be windy.

“Yes, I hate to say it, we could see the return of snow too, this weekend. Winter isn’t quite done with us yet.”

The yellow warning for rain tomorrow states: “Strong south east winds will bring a period of persistent, occasionally heavy rain Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning.

“Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible while some flooding of roads may result in longer journey times and disruption to bus and rail services.

“The southeast winds may also prove an additional hazard with delays for high sided vehicles on exposed routes and delays to air and ferry transport.”

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