Puled along in the park during the Beast from the East in 2018
Puled along in the park during the Beast from the East in 2018

The Beast from the East could be returning - here's what happened the last time the storm battered Doncaster in 2018

The cold weather from Russia is heading to the country and three years ago the country was gripped by the first icy blast when the Beast From the East reared its ugly head.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 10:23 am
Updated Sunday, 7th February 2021, 4:27 pm

A BBC meteorologist said: “In mid-February, high pressure is expected to remain over Scandinavia throughout the week, keeping things rather cold. This setup is similar to the classic "Beast from the East" from 2018, and there is potential for some heavy snow showers for eastern areas for the first half of the week. The coldest days will tend to be around midweek as the air from Russia finally arrives in force.”

So in honour of the impending cold weather take a look back at the Beast from the East in pictures in 2018 hitting Doncaster and South Yorkshire.

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