Lockdown reins in 'Beast from the East Two' claims hit

Snow on cars

At the beginning of February, national headlines warned of a ‘Beast from the East Two’ as snowy blizzards, heavy rain and gale-force winds were forecast to batter large parts of the country. But a repeat of the hefty claims dent left by its 2018 namesake has failed to materialise.

Storm Darcy and cold air from Scandinavia and Russia this February – dubbed the ‘Beast from the East Two’ – saw temperatures plummet to minus 16C with multiple national severe weather warnings issued

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