GCSE UK extreme weather event - Beast from the East
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When a weather event is significantly different from the average or usual weather pattern, and is especially severe or unseasonal. This may take place over one day or a period of time.
Beast from the East
Extreme snowfall event to hit the UK
The date of the Beast from the East
The northern polar jet stream
twisted its direction unexpectedly, drawing in cold air to the UK from the east.
Sudden Stratospheric warming
Caused the jet stream to bend and allow the cold air in from the East
The North Sea
provided moisture to the air from teh east creating SNOW
Hit on the 1st of March from the SE (Atlantic Ocean) causing even more snow as it hit the cold air sat over the UK.
Red weather warnings
Issued by the Met Office
Number of reported deaths
Up to 50cm (19 inches)
Of snow in parts of Dartmoor, Exmoor and uplands parts of south-east Wales accompanied by gales or severe gales in exposed areas.
experienced temperature lows of -12°C
cancelled hundreds of short-haul flights from Heathrow, and London City Airport also cancelled many services.
in Glasgow, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole cancelled all outpatient appointments while Harrogate hospital asked staff who can walk to work to go in to cover shifts
The AA estimated
that there were 8,260 collisions on Britain's roads from the snow chaos in just three days, with the insurance cost above £10m. Two thirds of them due to snow and ice.
were called in to help people when Storm Emma hit
were warned to avoid travelling to or from Scotland on Thursday while in Kent 50 stations closed.
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