Weather: Is the Beast from the East back as Hastings area sees its first winter snowfall?

Seafront snow Hastings SUS-181121-071015001
Seafront snow Hastings SUS-181121-071015001

The Hastings area saw its first winter snowfall overnight.

There were reports of snow falling on the Ridge on Tuesday evening with a light dusting overnight, which saw snow laying across All Saints Churchyard in Hastings Old Town and coating cars along an icily cold seafront.

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Coupled with the freezing easterly winds we have been experiencing, it may go someway to backing up predictions made by meteorologists, as far back as September, who are predicting the coldest winter for a decade.

Forecaster James madden said: “Long range predictions have shown for a time that this winter could deliver some particularly cold and snowy conditions.

“We are expecting a number of widespread snow event to occur during early December and then again around mid-month.”

Experts of the World Meteorological Organisation say the conditions are influenced by a predicted El Nino, when sea surface temperatures in the pacific are warmer than average.

El Ninos affect weather patterns across the globe, bringing floods to tropical areas, but cold winters to the UK.

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