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UK, Brace Yourself For 'The Beast From The East, Part Two'

UK, Brace Yourself For 'The Beast From The East, Part Two'

Yep, the Beast is back this weekend - or another burst of Siberian air is, according to weatherman Liam Dutton

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden

It's only been a week or two since the Beast from the East did a number on the whole of the UK, but it looks like the menace is back for another bout.

Yep, it's happening - the Beast is back to sweep over the country again this weekend. Well, another pesky burst of Siberian air could be, anyway, according to meteorologist Liam Dutton.

Last night, Channel 4 weatherman Dutton tweeted that another cold air front could drift westwards by the end of the week, asking: "Beast from the east, part two?" We bloody hope not.

But if you're suddenly worried about getting stuck in transport hell and having to put on eighteen pairs of socks again, there's no need to sweat it too much.

As is often the case with sequels - be it The Marshall Mathers LP 2 or Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle - Dutton says that this Beast is likely to be vastly inferior to the original.

However, if it does come, it will bring with it the possibility of snow, frost and a late winter chill - just when we thought spring was about to start. Cheers, Russia.

In the meantime, though, all we'll have to worry about is a bit of dismal weather as the Met Office forecast heavy showers on Monday, according to the Daily Express. Crack on with business as usual, then.

Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson said: "It's a rather cloudy and fairly dull start to the new working week across the UK, some showers from the word go for many areas, it could be quite heavy, so some fairly tricky conditions for the morning rush hour.

"Through the day showers just keep on coming really, merging into longer spells of rain especially across western parts of Wales and south-west England.

"By the afternoon there will be some heavy showers developing, especially across south-eastern areas.

"Most areas will be cloudy on Monday but there will still be some dry and brighter weather reserved for north-western parts of Scotland, but for most areas brightness will really be very limited indeed.

"Despite the cloud cover temperatures will still do fairly well for the time of the year but under all that cloud it will feel quite cool and a stronger breeze will remain across the south-west of England."

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