Some weather forecasters are predicting that the “Beast from the East” could return this winter and there could be a white Christmas.
Meteorologist Jim Dale from British Weather Services said that there is an increasing possibility there could be a cold snap in December as there are signs of cold weather drivers coming from Russia which appears to have strengthened the past few weeks.
Winds will be pulled in from the east as high pressure may move from Europe towards the UK creating a “transition zone” with prolonged cold weather.
🌫️Misty and grey for a large chunk of England this afternoon with fog patches lingering in places
🌤️Generally brighter in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland with sunnier skies for many, but a few fog patches persisting here too
Feeling chilly, especially where it stays grey pic.twitter.com/947m47FmO1
— Met Office (@metoffice) November 29, 2022
Dale said, “Pressure will start to rise towards the end of the month and into the start of December, holding back the Atlantic and marking the transition zone.
“We are then in a bit of a no man’s land, with a few frosts, a few fogs, but nothing major.
“Then high pressure comes in for the start of December, and this is when we are expecting it to start building over the UK, with the first freezing plunge going into Europe and then, if it comes off, bringing easterlies into the UK.
“The Beast has opened its eyes, and the signals are still there for a possible easterly Beast from the East early blast of winter during the first half of December.”