Beast 2.0: Yellow warning for more snow as temperatures to plummet

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 10:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 12:06 pm

Just as we thought we could wave goodbye to winter, the UK is set to be hit by another cold snap.

The Beast from the East and Pest from the West have moved on after dumping drifting snow and causing travel chaos. It has even felt more spring like in recent days.

But that is set to change as more cold air floods in from the east in the coming days, bringing more severe conditions and possible travel problems.

Snow, freezing temperatures and a bitterly cold breeze are forecast across the county during the weekend.

Wind directions are changing over the next few days so that by the weekend, very cold air will once again reach us from northern and eastern Europe pic.twitter.com/9Mxlla3JbR

— Met Office (@metoffice) March 13, 2018

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow on Friday, when a band of rain and hill snow will increasingly turn to snow through Friday evening and overnight into Saturday. And in the Highlands and Grampian a band of rain will turn to snow overnight Thursday night into Friday morning.

Most of the heavy snow showers are expected in the early hours of Saturday morning when the temperature will drop to 0C - but the wind chill will make it feel like -6C.

Scattered snow showers are forecast for the rest of the weekend as the freezing conditions persist.