Snow warnings have been issued by the Met Office for parts of the UK on Monday and Tuesday.

It comes on the back of speculation that a combination of climate events could bring a storm to rival 2018’s “Beast from the East” this month.

Last week, bookmakers Ladbrokes slashed its odds on March being the coldest on record from 4/1 to just 2/1.

Here’s what you need to know.

Will it snow next week?

A yellow warning is in place for much of northern and eastern Scotland, the north-east of England and north Yorkshire from midnight on Monday until 11.59pm.

A separate warning is in place covering a slightly larger area, including more parts of Scotland and Yorkshire, for the whole day on Tuesday.

Forecasters warn that areas in northern Scotland and the north-east of England are expected to experience snow showers on Monday, with a small chance of road delays and travel disruption, along with cancellations to rail and air services.

There is a chance that rural communities could become isolated. Power outages are also expected.

Cold northerly blusters will continue to drive frequent showers of snow and hail in these areas into Tuesday.

High ground areas of northern Scotland can expect the most snow, with the possibility of 5-10cm of snowfall by the end of the day on Tuesday.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 12: A van is stuck in the snow in north London, United Kingdom on December 12, 2022, following heavy overnight snowfall. The Met Office have issued a weather warning for snow and frosty conditions across parts of London over the next few days. (Photo by Dinendra Haria/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
The Met Office forecasts snowfall in north of the UK (Photo: Andrew Bret Wallis/The Image/Getty)

Beast from the East?

A combination of a sudden stratospheric warming and polar vortex led to speculation that a storm similar to the Beast from the East could occur.

The Met Office has said although it is going to get colder the beast will not be making a comeback.

Senior meteorologist Marco Petagna told i: “We’re not expecting a ‘Beast from the East’, although colder air will feed down across the UK from the north or from the Arctic this weekend and during next week.”

Weekend forecast

Today

Rather cloudy with a few spots of rain possible across central areas this morning. Some sunny spells likely developing across Scotland and South East England. A band of showers ushering in colder conditions into the far northeast later.

Tonight

Variable often large amounts of cloud with the most prolonged clear spells and frost developing across central and southern Scotland. A narrow band of showers continuing to affect the north-east.

Saturday

Well scattered showers affecting northern Scotland and along the North Sea coast later. Elsewhere, bright with some sunny intervals but still a lot of cloud around.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday

Rather cloudy with rain showery rain in places on Sunday. Turning much colder early next week with a chance of snow showers for many, these focused on northern Scotland.

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