Beast from the east

The Beast from the East: One year on from the freak snowstorm that brought the North East to a standstill

This time last year was the renowned Beast from the East, which saw the North East hit by below freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall - breaking weather records not seen for decades.

We take a look back at this time last year in comparison to the current weather - and the iconic images which show what happened when the Beast from the East hit the North East.

Variable amounts of cloud on 24 February 2018, burning away by lunchtime, leaving almost unbroken sunshine for all.

1. February 24 2018

Variable amounts of cloud on 24 February 2018, burning away by lunchtime, leaving almost unbroken sunshine for all.
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This years weather was considerably warmer, with bright sunshine and a peak temperature of around 15C in most areas.

2. February 24 2019

This years weather was considerably warmer, with bright sunshine and a peak temperature of around 15C in most areas.
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The 25 Feb started with a widespread moderate frost, with persistent cloud around the north-east, and almost unbroken sunshine everywhere else.

3. February 25 2018

The 25 Feb started with a widespread moderate frost, with persistent cloud around the north-east, and almost unbroken sunshine everywhere else.
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Dry, settled, and very mild, with some sunny spells after the clearance of overnight mist, fog, and low cloud.

4. February 25 2019

Dry, settled, and very mild, with some sunny spells after the clearance of overnight mist, fog, and low cloud.
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