UPDATED Yellow weather warning for snow as ‘Beast from the East’ aims for Britain


UK Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in the southeast with a forecast of up to 10cm of snow and potential for disruption.

A yellow weather warning, published for late afternoon on Monday 26th February until Wednesday 28th, advises the local areas of South-East England, including Colchester, could see accumulations of 5-10 cm of snow.

The cold blast – dubbed the “Beast from the East” will see temperatures plummeting to minus 8C (17.6F) in places.

In a statement on the Met Office website, the warning advises: “Snow showers may become persistent from late Monday afternoon, continuing overnight and throughout Tuesday.

“There is the potential for travel delays on roads, stranding some vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off.

“Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.”


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UK Power Networks advises customers who experience a power cut to contact them 24/7 either by calling 105 or texting POWER and your postcode to 80876.