Snow Bristol: Up-to-date weather forecast as Met Office clarifies ‘Arctic blast’ warning

The Met Office has issued its forcast for Bristol as concerns grow over a ‘Beast from the East’ storm

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Concerns have been growing that the UK is about to be hit by a new ‘Beast from the East’ storm due to a phenomenon called Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) - however, the Met Office’s latest guidance suggests that the freezing weather will not arrive until early March.

The new forecast comes amidst speculation heavy snow could fall in the South West, and in Bristol, this month. But for now, The Met Office forcasts mild temperatures - not falling below 3C - until next Tuesday (February 28). Although cloudy, the weather for the city will remain dry with highs of 11C on Friday, says the Met Office.

It was in 2018 when the weather condition called ‘Beast from the East’ last hit Bristol. The snowstorm was caused by the SSW; a warming event over the North Pole which means winds reverse and go from east to west, sometimes resulting in an ‘Arctic blast’.

Here is the weather forecast for Bristol:

Thursday, February 23 – Cloudy with sunny spells in the mid afternoon, with stiff winds making things feel colder. Highs of 9C. Little chance of rain.

Friday, February 24 – Patchy fog possible with thick cloud and hgihes of up to 11C. Little chance of rain.

Saturday, February 25 – Thick cloud with winds picking up to 26mph in the afternoon. Highs of 7C but will feel colder. Little chance of rain.

Sunday, February 26 – Thick cloud all day with calmer winds of up to 20mph and highs of around 8C. Little chance of rain.

Monday, February 27 – A brighter day but still thick cloud with highs of 9C. Little chance of rain.

Tuesday, February 28 – Another cloudy day with highs of 8C. Little chance of rain.