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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1. Snow on the moor
A dog walker Linda Bell, aged 38, of Doncaster carrying her dog Billy over the snow covered moor infront of Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales during the first snow of the Beast from the East
Photo: James Hardisty
2. Walking in the snow
People walking through heavy snow fall, on Lady Lane, Bingley, that caused havoc for the day's commute in March 2018
Photo: Bruce Rollinson
3. Traffic in the snow
Traffic in the snow on Doncaster Road, Barnby Dun during the Beast from the East in 2018
Photo: Andrew Roe
4. Right at home
Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park's Polar Bears were enjoying the snow in 2018's Beast from the East
Photo: Yorkshire Wildlife Park Press