Beast from the East to bite again as snow heads for UK


Highs of 2C are now forecast over the weekend.

Two week ago, the country was plunged into chaos as the "Beast from the East" hit with heavy snowfall and temperatures as low as minus 11C in places.

A yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for the east of England on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Gritting Kent has issued a "red" warning for Saturday, which means road surface temperatures are expected to fall below freezing with ice and/or snow and freezing rain likely.

The warning stretches from the east coast, across the Midlands, down to London and the south coast.

Sky News weather forecasters say it is too early to say how much snow is likely to fall over the next few days.

Weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: Very cold conditions are expected to spread westwards across the United Kingdom and Ireland later on Friday and through this weekend as easterly winds develop.

Some snow may accumulate and prove disruptive, with a small chance of travel delays on the roads and cancelled rail and air travel in East Anglia.

She said there was a higher risk of snow on Sunday as the cold air moved across the southern half of the UK.

Cold air from the Arctic is heading to the United Kingdom - and we're set to see more snow and ice in the region this weekend.