UK weather forecast: Right day ‘beast from the east’ meets snow in frost -4C

UK is set to experience polar air inflows from the east with snowfall across the country and freezing conditions that could see temperatures drop to -4C

UK will have freezing temperatures next week
UK will have freezing temperatures next week

Britons will face freezing temperatures with a “monster from the east” blast in the Arctic bringing conditions of -4 and snow up and down across the country.

After a mild week with mercury soaring during the day, widespread freezing will reach mid-March.

Britons will need to wrap up warm as a ‘snow bomb’ is expected to bring up to 4 inches of snow an hour for parts of central and northern Scotland, according to weather maps for March 10 .

There will also be tremors the length of the country continuing for more than a week with more than 25 centimeters falling on March 17, when the cold wave sweeps from Scandinavia and across the North Sea, which has been dubbed the “monster from East”.

It will also be very cold with a temperature of -5C on 10 March in Scotland and it will drop below zero for the whole country.

Polar air is coming from the east of Europe

Polar winds are currently causing frigid temperatures across Eastern Europe, which are making conditions worse for the thousands of refugees fleeing Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion.

BBC weather forecaster Chris Fawkes said: “Look at the weather chart for the next week and the high pressure area is starting to slide over Scandinavia and into western Russia.

“What happens is we’re starting to develop winter winds, so the weather is dry and reasonably sunny but cold winds will develop as the week goes on.”

Snow is expected to start falling from March 10


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Before that, by the end of this week, the situation will be calmer and wetter.

Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir, reviewing Thursday, said: ” The day is starting to be windy across eastern Scotland from clear skies across the Shetland, with even some sunshine before we see some clouds and rain.

“Patient rain over eastern Scotland and then this persistent band of rain, particularly over the bedrock of higher ground.

Temperatures are set to drop after a rather mild weekend



“At this point you could see some drier weather coming in the south-east of Northern Ireland, west of Wales, the western country has finally seen some brighter weather and certainly some slices of sunshine for the south-east of England.

“This rain will move into East Anglia in the afternoon. So this band of rain (from the northwest) moves quite slowly.”

UK forecast for the next 5 days


Cloudy, with outbreaks of rain in much of the west, is moving slowly east to be replaced by clearer skies in the far west. Some sunshine in the east, especially the southeast. At first it was windy in the north. Light, especially in the southeast direction.


Rain continues to move slowly eastward, with clear skies accompanied by some showers over the west coasts. Light winds, frost under clear skies with possibility of patchy freezing fog at dawn.


Cloudy, continuing to rain for many areas in the East, the West has separate showers and thunderstorms. Showers are possible for a while in the southwest. Wind is light and changeable.

Outlook from Saturday to Monday:

Rain continued across central and eastern regions. The other place is dry, with mild sunlight. Drier conditions develop more widely on Sunday and Monday. Colder than recently, with patchy overnight frosts.

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