Batten down the hatches, Britain. Spring is not here yet.
The United Kingdom, which is just recovering from an onslaught of blizzards only two weeks ago, is predicted to encounter yet another “Beast From the East” as winter weather makes its way over from Siberia and Scandinavia.
"Beast From the East 2.0" will bring heavy rain, sleet, and snow to the U.K. by the end of the week, likely around Saturday and Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.
The Met Office weather forecast system in the U.K. will be issuing weather warnings for snow over most of the U.K. Between midday Wednesday and Thursday, heavy rain warnings have been issued, especially in Northern Ireland, according to Sky News.
Met Office spokesperson Nicky Maxey told the Daily Mail: “They can expect up to 50mm (just under 2 inches) of rain in some isolated areas. There is also a chance of strong winds in the west of the country. As we get closer to the weekend, colder air will see the temperatures drop considerably.”
The cold air coming in from Siberia and Scandinavia will also be cause for concern in England and Ireland. While temperatures are fairly mild in London at the moment, weather forecasts predict temperatures dropping to around 27 degrees Fahrenheit. Sky News reports that the amount of accumulation expected is still unknown.
Anyone looking forward to spring weather will have to wait a bit longer.