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Weekend threat from Beast from the East 2

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COLD weather and snow could return this weekend, the Met Office has said.

Last month’s snow turned L’Ancresse Common into a Christmas card scene, but also caused widespread disruption. There is a chance of snow again at the weekend, but the chances of it settling are unlikely. (Picture by Mark Windsor, 20922336)

Guernsey came to a standstill last month with snow and ice covering much of the island.

Now the Met Office has warned of a cold snap at the weekend, despite the island currently experiencing above average temperatures.

Adam Heaume, of the Met Office, said: ‘Over the next few days we are expecting above average temperatures reaching 12 degrees.

‘Although it’s difficult to confirm snow, it does look like wintery showers on Sunday, and definitely colder weather.’

Mr Heaume added that if it did snow, it would not cause as much disruption as it did at the end of February.

‘Any snowfall we do have is unlikely to settle due to the now longer hours of daylight,’ he said.

Temperatures were at their lowest in February since 1997, leaving shelves empty, schools closed, businesses shut and transport cancelled.

National media have called the forecast wintery showers ‘the Beast from the East 2’, reporting that brutally cold easterly winds could force temperatures below freezing for much of the UK from Saturday.

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