Met Office shares Beast from the East update as a Sudden Stratospheric Warming set to unfold – Hull Live

The weather forecasters have said that a SSW is expected towards the end of the month
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Weather forecasters at the Met Office have issued another update on the Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) that could hit Britain in the coming weeks.
Although stating 'warming' in it's name, a SSW has been the weather phenomenon behind the 'Beast from the East' in 2018, which saw 22 inches of snowfall in parts of the UK. However, it does not always lead to frosty temperatures as in January 2019 there was no change to the weather conditions.
The Met Office have pinpointed that a SSW is expected towards the end of February and into March, but they do not yet know what impacts this many have on the weather conditions.
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The Met Office responded to a tweet asking if the news of a big freeze coming shortly was correct. They wrote: "A Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event is forecast to occur over the next week or so, however this does not mean that a 'Beast from the East' will occur like in 2018," it clarified.
"Any impacts on the UK as a result of an SSW are unlikely to be felt until the end of February to the beginning of March. We will be monitoring this period closely as the SSW unfolds."
However, forecasters have predicted that this week for half term may be "chilly" to begin with but there will be some "brightness" as temperatures hit double figures across Hull and East Yorkshire.
The long range outlook from the Met Office for the 28 February to 14 March states: "Temperatures expected to be mostly around average, but a period of colder or much colder temperatures remains a small possibility and could bring spells of wintry weather."
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