WHAT IS THE BEAST FROM THE EAST? 

WHAT IS THE BEAST FROM THE EAST? 
WHAT IS THE BEAST FROM THE EAST? 

The severe conditions hitting Britain have been described by the Met Office as a 'cocktail of weather events'.

The cold spell dubbed the 'the Beast from the East', has been caused by a jump in temperatures high over the Arctic, which is known by meteorologists as 'sudden stratospheric warming'.

Temperatures of minus 5C (23F) hit parts of Britain over last weekend, which were the lowest recorded in the

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