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A danger to life and colder than Iceland: How cold will it get and when will the Beast from the East arrive in Yorkshire?

The Beast from the East is set to arrive in Yorkshire this weekend bringing with it a cold snap that is expected to last until mid-March.
The Beast from the East is set to arrive in Yorkshire this weekend bringing with it a cold snap that is expected to last until mid-March.

The Beast from the East is on its way toward Britain and forecasters are warning the life-threatening temperatures could see Yorkshire colder than Iceland.

The Met Office has urged people to take extra special care with the elderly and the young as worst-case-scenario predictions suggest a drop in temperatures to at least -13C.