A new animal from the east could travel to the UK.
The atmospheric conditions that led to the beast from the east in February 2018 are forming again. the mirror online reports.
Back then, the snow plunged Britain into chaos for days, blocking many roads and schools, and killing at least 14 people.
But we are facing another icy explosion in the Arctic, some forecasters have warned.
The situation in 2018 was due to sudden warming of the stratosphere (SSW) causing colder air to enter the UK from the east.
And it seems that another week of pregnancy is possible, which could have even lower temperatures later in the month.
The Manchester Evening News reports that an SSW would see extremely chill winds from Russia traveling as far as Britain.
The MEN say the Met Office is monitoring the Baltic Sea area fearing the freezing eastern weather may return.
In the short term, according to the Met Office, the current cold snap is expected to continue into the next week, with winter showers being possible in many areas.
In addition, sub-zero temperatures lead to icy conditions on the roads overnight.
The Met Office The website says we should expect icy conditions, freezing winds, and some snow by mid-January.
From there until the end of the month it states: “By mid-January, unexplained conditions are likely to affect south and central Britain, with drier weather expected in the north and west.
“While the south generally stays colder than average, some milder interludes are possible in the south. Colder conditions become more likely towards the end of the month, with an increased likelihood of snow.”
The weather is already bothering some.
Motorists in the South West were awakened by icy road warnings and there were 78 flood warnings and warnings in England and Wales.
And in North Lincolnshire, a police officer was pictured crossing the A18 near Scunthorpe when freezing temperatures turned the motorway into an ice rink.
The Humberside Police Roads Police Department wrote: “The A18 Mortal Ash Hill will be closed this morning due to treacherous conditions in Scunthorpe. Please be careful, very icy out here. “
Forecasters are now warning people of what lies ahead.
Jim Dale, British Weather Services meteorologist, said: “The animal is coming closer and is now stretching its claws from the east to the UK.
“While the Atlantic weather is currently being slowed down by the high pressure over Greenland, if it weakens, more humid air will enter the UK, where it will collide with cold air.
“We will keep an eye on this as it could pose a real risk of a major snow event in January.
“It looks like it’s turning into a long cold spell that will last at least until mid-January.”
Some say we might even see ice storms.
James Madden of long-term forecaster Exacta Weather said Atlantic storms are threatening to cause major snow events across the UK, with extreme cold being felt through January.
He said: “January is expected to continue with the cold theme and while snow will be a feature for many, another risk is ice storms that will develop when stormy weather invades from the Atlantic.
“If these collide with cold air across the UK, there is a risk of heavy snowfall. This creates dangerous conditions on the roads.
“January now looks like it’s going to be colder than average.”