Beast from the east

The Beast from the East: One year on from the freak snowstorm that brought the South to a standstill

This time last year was the renowned Beast from the East, which saw most of the UK, including the south of England and the midlands, hit by below freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall, bringing with it the kind of weather we hadn’t seen for decades.

Here we take a look back at this time last year in comparison to the current weather - and the iconic images which show what happened when the Beast from the East hit the UK.

The 27 Feb was very cold with widespread snow showers, heaviest across eastern districts.

5. February 27 2018

The 27 Feb was very cold with widespread snow showers, heaviest across eastern districts.
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This year, 27 February is set to see a sunny start, but become cloudier later on in the day.

6. February 27 2019

This year, 27 February is set to see a sunny start, but become cloudier later on in the day.
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Bitterly cold with sunshine and frequent snow showers on the 28th. There was a minimum temperature of -11.7C at South Farnborough in Hampshire.

7. February 28 2018

Bitterly cold with sunshine and frequent snow showers on the 28th. There was a minimum temperature of -11.7C at South Farnborough in Hampshire.
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This Thursday will then become slightly cooler, with more seasonal rain or showers.

8. February 28 2019

This Thursday will then become slightly cooler, with more seasonal rain or showers.
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