WEATHER forecast experts have warned Brits that snow and freezing temperatures are set to return to the UK tonight.
According to the Met Office, “Beast from the East” possibly on the way, which could see more wintry weather conditions next week, after temperatures rise for the next few days.
Brits could even see some sunshine and milder weather this week, after Storm Erik barrelled through the country bringing in snow and sending temperatures plummeting.
But chillier weather is likely to make a comeback from late February with a “colder weather, with perhaps with some snow, mainly on hills”.
John Hammond from Weathertrending thinks there could be another “Beast from the East” on the way.
He said: “Southern and eastern areas are most prone to a continental chill from February 18, with an ongoing chance easterly winds will bring much colder air towards us.”
Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge told the Daily Star: “We’ve certainly not had the last cold spell of winter.
“There are cold spells likely in the period from February 22 until March 10.
“We may see snow to low levels with nights below zero, although it’s too early to say how low temperatures will go.
“Spring might officially start on March 1 but there’s still potential cold ahead even in March.”
Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said of this week: “[It] will get off to a cold start, with ice warnings in Northern Scotland as temperatures dip below zero.
“We should see some cold weather across Northern Ireland and parts of England and Wales.
“It’ll be a bit of a shock to some people on Monday morning but overall it won’t be too bad.
“There could be some coastal gales, with strong winds near the Bristol Channel.
“There could also be snow towards the end of the month if the conditions are right – but it’s unlikely.”
The Met’s long-range forecast added: “Early next week likely to remain similar, with further bands of rain slowly moving eastwards. Temperatures will be generally around or just above normal, but northwestern areas turning colder at times.
“Thereafter, uncertainty increases. The most likely scenario is that some wet and windy weather will arrive from the west, although there is a small chance of a spell of colder weather, with perhaps with some snow, mainly on hills.
“The wet and windy conditions may arrive following a spell of drier and colder weather which may give some snowfall, most likely over high ground, but with the potential for some snow to affect low levels too.”
Last week Storm Erik battered the UK with powerful gusts of up to 80mph, causing three deaths and travel chaos.
We told of the moment British Airways passengers screamed as gale force winds during Storm Erik forced a pilot to abort a landing.