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Friday 18th October 2019

Snow could batter UK as 'coldest winter in 30 years' predicted

Weather expert warns of "extreme cold weather events"

The UK could endure snow, snow and more snow over the next couple of months as predictions it will be the coldest winter in three decades have been forecast once again by weather experts.

According to The Sun, conditions could become much colder later this month - with freezing air on its way to the UK from the North Pole.

The tabloid claims a band of low pressure stretching from Greenland to the coast of Ireland will come with it to create an icy autumn.

Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden is reported to have told the newspaper’s website: "October is now looking like it will turn out to be colder than average with more of a chance of something wintry setting in through the second half of the month.

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"There is a strong chance of widespread frosts and the chance of snowfall which will set the scene for November.

"This will pave the way for what is shaping up to be a colder than average winter with some extreme cold weather events."

A colder than average winter with some extreme cold weather events.

Mr Madden is also reported to have claimed that conditions could prove "particularly troublesome" from December.

Researchers previously said a comeback for the Beast from the East could blast the country with icy temperatures and snow - and stay for weeks on end.

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According to the Sunday Times, Mark Saunders of University College London believes Britain will be subject to record low temperatures for the season.

He said: "This would rank the 2020 January-February central England temperature as the coldest winter since 2013 and January-February 2020 as the seventh coldest winter in the past 30 years."

The last appearance of the Beast from the East in Britain in 2018 brought perishing conditions as low as -14C in Scotland.

Seventeen people died as a result of the terrible weather.

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