MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Beast from the East explained - why is it so cold?

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Release date: 26/2/2018

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Prof Tom Choularton, head of the Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester, said at this time of year there is normally a polar vortex - a large mass of cold air - in the upper atmosphere, also known as the stratosphere. This vortex is what causes air to usually move from west to east.

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TitleBeast from the East explained - why is it so cold?
Media name/outletManchester Evening News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date26/02/18
DescriptionProf Tom Choularton, head of the Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester, said at this time of year there is normally a polar vortex - a large mass of cold air - in the upper atmosphere, also known as the stratosphere. This vortex is what causes air to usually move from west to east.
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PersonsThomas Choularton