COULD THE BEAST FROM THE EAST COME BACK??
Last year, the predictions were correct, but this year will they be? I guess we will just have to wait and find out.
There are warnings over Arctic air blasting across the UK over the next weeks, a sad goodbye to the mild weather over the Christmas period.
Simon Partridge, a Met Office spokesman, said that a similar forecast at the start of last year (2018) was even harsher than expected. There are predictions that from New Year's day the temperatures will just get colder, which so far, has been partly correct. There are predictions that it will snow mid-January, but it isn't confirmed. Some experts also think that there could be a deep freeze lasting months and into spring.
Since there were similar predictions last year, people are beginning to worry and prepare for the worst, especially those in higher areas and up north. In Scotland there are 65-70 MPH winds predicted. Met Office also said "There's a higher chance of seeing colder spells, and given that, as a result, there's a slightly higher chance of snow across the UK."
Due to a weather phenomenon known as 'sudden stratospheric warming' or (SSW), we have a higher chance of severe weather. This process is currently taking place over the Arctic.
SSW however, does not always produce the correct conditions for snow. It will take up to a fortnight before the current weather system will be fully understood.
Do you think the beast from the east will be back?
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