Not Again - 'Beast From The North East' Set To Give UK 'White Easter'
You've probably heard of a white Christmas but have you ever heard of a white Easter? Well, get ready, Brits, as you might be seeing one for the first time.
Yep, Britain needs to brace itself for more snow and icy showers as the BBC has predicted a 'Beast from the North East' to batter the country over the Easter weekend of 30 March to 2 April.
Spring's only just arrived and already meteorologists believe the weather wants to take us back to winter by giving us a 'potentially chilly Easter'. Nope, it'll have to prise spring from our cold, dead hands. (Emphasis on 'cold'.)
A BBC weatherman said: "We've been looking at the weather for the Easter period and it looks like it could turn cold again.
"Some computer models are suggesting that we are going to have a blast of cold Arctic air so obviously wind's coming in from the north.
"So, in this situation we do tend to get snow across northern Britain and there could even be wintry showers further south as well."
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Air arriving from the Arctic is just one theory made by weather experts - according to the weatherman, some computer models are saying the cold air could come from Scandinavia and parts of Russia instead.
That means the blast will not quite be a 'Beast from the East' like last time, but more a 'Beast from the North East'. Let's hope it's about as underwhelming as that sounds.
"Now, this could still wobble a little bit, but one thing we are getting increasingly confident about is that the air is not going to be coming from the south, so get ready for a potentially chilly Easter," the weatherman added.
While the weather in the UK has picked up since the 'Beast from the East 2' passed through this past weekend, following on from the original Beast's titanic clash with Storm Emma, the BBC have told us not to get our hopes up as icy winds are set to hit the country again.
Temperatures have been predicted to reach as low as -9C on Good Friday, so don't stick your gloves back in the understairs wardrobe just yet.
The Met Office said that the Easter bank holiday weekend is still too far away to predict the weather with high confidence, so there is a chance that forecasts could be wrong.
However, it said: "The most likely scenario currently is a spell of colder than average weather, with increased likelihood of overnight frosts, and a greater than normal chance of snow, especially in the north."
The Beast from the North East may not be as big as the last two, but at this point we're tempted to go all Brenda from Bristol: "You're joking! Not another one?" Yep, it looks like it's happening, and there's naff all we can do about it.
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