Beast from the East Redux? Met Office Warns of Northerly Winds and Colder Days Ahead

Beast from the East Redux? Met Office Warns of Northerly Winds and Colder Days Ahead

Met Office Addresses Purple Weather Maps as Arctic Blizzard Approaches UK

The Met Office has responded to concerns arising from weather maps turning purple, indicating the approach of a 600-mile Arctic blizzard set to hit the UK.

The maps, sourced from WX Charts using Met Desk data, suggest that certain regions will be blanketed by snow between February 21 and February 24.

Snowfall Predictions Across Regions:

As per the WX Charts data, Glasgow is forecasted to experience up to 3.5 inches of snow, escalating to 10 inches by February 24.

Inverness, the North East, Midlands, North West, and Wales are also anticipated to witness varying amounts of snow before the end of February.

Lancashire and parts of Yorkshire are highlighted for potential intense snowfall over the final weekend of the month.

BBC’s Monthly Outlook and Met Office Insights:

The BBC’s monthly outlook for February 18 to February 25 indicates mild air across the south, with occasional chillier interludes.

Unsettled conditions, periods of rain, and chances of snow over northern high ground are anticipated.

The southern UK is expected to be wetter overall, influenced by the likely development of high pressure to the north.

The Met Office underscores that late February and early March may witness northerly or easterly winds dominating, potentially leading to colder and drier conditions.

While milder and wetter spells are expected, especially in the south and southwest, the boundary between milder and colder air could bring snow.


The Met Office, in response to concerns raised by purple weather maps, provides insights into the approaching Arctic blizzard.

With specific snowfall predictions for various regions and additional context from the BBC’s monthly outlook, the UK braces for potentially challenging weather conditions.

The Met Office’s mention of northerly or easterly winds dominating in late February and early March adds to the complexity of the forecast.

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