The Hush Post: Heavy snow showers and freezing temperatures continue to cause serious travel disruption as wintry cold weather nicknamed the “Beast from the East” intensified in UK and Europe. “Beast from the East” is a cold spell phenomenon carrying freezing winds coming from Russia and spreading across Europe with temperatures as low as -30C.
An amber weather warning ( bad weather affecting public services like transport, electricity, etc) is in place for parts of Scotland and the North East between 6am on Wednesday and 6pm on Thursday, which will bring up to 40cm of snow in some areas, according to The Telegraph.
A UK weather forecast yellow warning ( which means “be aware”) covers most of the rest of England and northern Ireland all day and into the evening, with up to 10-15cm expected. People have although found ways of enjoying the weather.
Weather forecast warned of long delays on bus, rail and air travel, plus disruption to phone networks. Southern railway said disruption to services may continue until Thursday as trains ran at reduced speeds. British Airways cancelled several flights from Heathrow Airport, while easyJet warned disruption to its flights was expected. Much of Europe has been blanketed in snow as cold weather spreads as far south as the Mediterranean coast.