Europe gripped by ‘Beast from East’

Much of Europe has been hit with a spell of wintry weather that brought snow, freezing temperatures and heavy winds

Snow falls on a member of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, on Whitehall in central London. AFP


Stalks covered with ice in a field in Edemissen, Germany. AFP

Heavy snow falls on the tarmac of the Glasgow Airport in Glasgow, Britain. Reuters

The Arctic storm dubbed the “Beast from the East” saw temperatures across much of Europe fall to their lowest level this winter.

A man rides a bicyle in the snow after a heavy snowfall in Burgos, northern Spain. AFP

Traffic in the snow on the A9 motorway near Montpellier in the south of France. AFP

A man carries his child on a pushchair in a street covered by snow during a heavy snowfall in Burgos, northern Spain. AFP

A man walks along a mole covered with ice and icicles on the Lake Constance in Germany. AFP

Some people have found ways to enjoy the freezing conditions.

Boys throw snowballs in front of the Maschio Angioino castle in Naples, Italy. AP

Snow-covered ships moor at the port of Kirchdorf on the Baltic Sea island of Poel, northeastern Germany, where bays risk to freeze due to permafrost and night temperatures below minus ten degrees Celsius. AFP

People take a picture of a snowman at the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland. Reuters

Cars stop at a traffic lights in front of a pile of snow removed from the road, in central Belgrade, Serbia. AP

A snowplow shovels away the snow in Oslo, Norway. AFP

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