Brits brace for snow, ice and -15C chill as new ‘Beast from the East’ hits again

Heavy snow and ice which has caused disruption across the UK is expected to continue, according to the latest BBC weather forecast.

The heavy snowstorms have closed Covid vaccination centres, schools and roads and caused major disruption.

People have been urged to not travel unless absolutely necessary by police, and long delays on busy routes are expected.

On Monday, 12 inches of the white stuff fell in Aberdeenshire and 22cm fell in parts of East of England.

Heavy snow and freezing temperatures as low as -15C have been predicted for parts of Scotland.

The Met Office has also issued amber weather alerts for Fife, Perthshire and Stirlingshire from 3am to 9pm on Tuesday.

In the south of the country, people could see -10C, in what BBC Weather meteorologist Billy Payne sais is the most significant cold spell since the Beast from the East three years ago.

"We'll see further snow showers over the next couple of days and widespread overnight frosts and ice with temperatures for some not rising above freezing," he said.

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Storm Darcy brought the bitter cold blast with strong easterly winds, causing temperatures to plummet to freezing levels.

Some roads in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Hertfordshire have been shut due to the snowfall and police in areas of East of England have warned drivers that some routes are 'impassable'.

Train services have been cancelled, with Southern Rail in south east London stopping trains, as well as networks in Essex and Kent.

  • Man found dead on frozen beach after 'going kitesurfing' in sub-zero temperatures

Coronavirus vaccination centres were shut as well as a large number of schools across south-east and east of England and Lincolnshire.

A man, believed to have been kitesurfing, died on Sunday after being found on a beach in stormy conditions.

Emergency services rushed to reports of a person in the North Sea off Walberswick and a body was later found on the shore by passers-by.

The severe conditions brought on by Storm Darcy are not expected to be as widespread as the Beast from the East in 2018.

However, Brits can still expect to see floods, ice and heavy snow, which may cut off homes and lead to power cuts.

Snow is expected to fall along the entire central and eastern parts of Britain until Wednesday.

Ice and snow is also set to fall in the south east of Northern Ireland during late afternoon Tuesday until tomorrow.

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