‘Beast from the East’ to bring snow and ice to Richmondshire

The Met Office weather warning area for Monday.

The so-called ‘beast from the East’ weather front will bring snow and ice to Richmondshire this week.

The Met Office has issued three yellow weather warnings for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that all cover the district.

The first starts at 2pm tomorrow and the warnings run until 11.55pm on Wednesday.

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The snow showers are forecast to start on Monday night and continue until Wednesday, when the heaviest snow is predicted to fall.

Forecasters say up to 20cm could accumulate over the three days, although amounts will vary across the region.

Temperatures are set to stay around freezing on Monday and Tuesday, but drop to -4C on Tuesday night and remain low throughout Wednesday.

Strong winds and even lightening could cause further problem on Wednesday, with further snow possible on Thursday morning.

The Met Office said: “There is the potential for travel delays on roads, stranding of 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.”

The snow comes alongside a cold front from Russia which has been dubbed the ‘beast from the East’.

For more details on the weather warnings click here.


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  1. I take it as it’s been well forecasted the the roads will be pre gritted in preparation for this snow or is that asking too much for us council tax payers.

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