Truth about UK ‘snow bomb’ as Met Office quashes ‘Beast from the East’ rumours

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    Weather forecasters at the Met Office have looked to dispel rumours of a second 'Beast from the East' as they reveal where in the UK we could see snow this week.

    Although the big freeze may not be happening, despite fears from other forecaster, the Met Office has still been forced to issue a yellow weather warning.

    Speaking to the Daily Star today (Monday, January 30), a Met Office spokesperson explained that reports of another 'Beast from the East' blanketing the UK in snow were wide of the mark.

    It comes after widespread flurries at the start of the month saw 7in of snow settle on the ground in places.

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    The spokesperson said: "In terms of snow this week you’re really looking at the tops of the mountains of Scotland.

    "On Tuesday (January 31) there’s a chance of some snow on the tops of the mountains in the Grampians.

    "Not particularly spreading too far south, perhaps the odd little dusting over some parts of the Pennines but really not anything beyond what we’d normally expect for this time of year."

    As for later on in February, they added: "From next weekend onwards really, unsettled showers will be more likely in the north with some spells of rain at times. I suppose there’s a possibility for some snow to be mixed in with that in the north as well.

    "Further south looking largely drier with lighter winds.

    "Temperatures are most likely to be around average for the time of year, albeit with some periods of cool weather possible."

    So, although 'Beast from the East 2.0' doesn't look to be on the cards for now, people in northern Scotland still need to be wary as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind there, in place from 8pm tonight until noon tomorrow.

    The Met Office spokesperson told us: "There’s some windy conditions this week in the north of Scotland, which could see gusts of up to 80mph.

    "There’s a low pressure system moving south-eastwards late on Tuesday and into Wednesday, and what this is bringing with it is these high winds.

    "Associated with that as well is some blustery showers and as I said, some of those falling as snow over the high ground in Scotland.

    "So [there is] the possibility of some travel disruption in that area as well."

    Surmising this week in general, they added: "An unsettled week in the north potentially but generally staying a little bit drier further south, albeit feeling a little bit breezy in the middle of the week."

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