The Beast from the East!

Today I am going to be writing about the current storm that is happening in England at the moment which i am experiencing! No doubt snow is fun but it can also be EXTREMELY dangerous so i am going to be telling you about it.

Britain is being battered by icy weather this week as the polar vortex nicknamed “Beast From The East” spirals in from the arctic.

What is a Polar Vortex?

UntitledA polar vortex is a mass of desperately cold air that sits above the Earth’s north and south poles. This dense, cold air is controlled by a large area of low pressure, which rotates in an anti-clockwise direction at the North Pole and clockwise at the South Pole. The strength of a polar vortex varies from year to year. When it is strong, the vortex is concentrated over the Arctic or Antarctic area. But when it is weak – which is more frequent – it can split into two or more twirling masses of air. The phenomenon associated with wintry weather is known as a Sudden Stratospheric Warming. These cover a larger area and can move south to Canada, the USA and Europe, increasing the risk of air temperatures decreasing to potentially dangerous levels.

So there is another issue with English weather is the fact that another storm called Emma which is coming over from Portugal which is going to happen while the beast from the east is still here. This will cause further disruption on the roads and to flights.

Why is it called the Beast from the East?

_59845435_russia_mapBasically because the frigid weather is due to be swept in from over Russia, in the East. Winds from Siberia have pushed in from the east, causing the mercury to plummet, with even daytime temperatures struggling to get above zero. The phrase Beast from the East has been used to describe things other than weather, including a wrestling show in Tokyo and a heavy metal album by American band Dokken that they recorded in Japan.

So i am going to wrap up over the next couple of days as there is futher snow weather warnings and expected temperatures of -10 brrr.

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