Brits warned of new ‘Beast from the East’ as yellow weather warning for snow and ice in place for North Staffordshire today

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire today.

The Met Office has issued the warning which is set to be in place until this evening. It comes after parts of the area had a snowfall this morning.

The warning is in place until 6pm with the Met Office saying ‘snowfall may cause tricky travel conditions in some places.

Further snow is forecast to fall in Stoke-on-Trent between 4pm and 6pm today, whilst in Stafford, residents can expect to see snow a little later between 9 and 10pm.

Elsewhere in the county, Newcastle and the Staffordshire Moorlands, can expect snow from 4pm until 6pm. The maximum temperature is set to be 2C.

The weather warning comes as forecasters warn Britain faces a winter mauling from a new ‘Beast from the East’.

Snow hits North Staffordshire

Brits have been warned there could be worse to come in the form of a sub-zero Siberian onslaught, reports The Mirror, which says the atmospheric conditions which led to the bitter ‘Beast from the East’ in February 2018 are forming again.

Two years ago much of the UK was gripped by travel chaos and school closures after heavy snow.

And it appears another sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) is possible next week, which could lead to even lower temperatures later in the month.

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