MET OFFICE has warned Britain could be hit by its “heaviest snow” today and with stronger winds it will feel even colder as the ‘Beast from the East’ sweeps across the UK.
Parts of UK have already been blanketed by snow with disruption to roads, trains and schools.
The Met Office has warned the chaos caused by the snow is set to continue as Britain faces the worst of the weather today according to their latest forecast.
Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin forecast “even colder” weather today and the “heaviest snow”.
A barrage of snow battered parts of the UK yesterday and temperatures plunged to -10C across the country. Freezing Siberian winds gripping Britain could be the coldest the UK has faced in 27 years according to forecasters.
Storm Emma is also now moving across the Atlantic and will bring more wintery conditions and possibly freezing rain towards the end of the week. The Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for snow for most of the UK and amber warnings for some areas in the north.
Public Health England (PHE) along with the Met Office extended a level-3 “cold weather action” alert into the weekend.
PHE have also released a statement to ensure that the public keep an eye on their elderly neighbours. It is extremely important that the most vulnerable in our communities stay warm during this attack from the ‘Beast of the East.’