It has been called it the 'Beast from the East': a cold front from the east has brought icy temperatures to much of Europe. It has also brought a snowstorm to the Italian capital, Rome, where snowball fights are normally quite rare.
Knee-high snow, powerful winds and hail the size of chicken eggs were just some of the violent weather that slammed into the central US. The storm also left baseball fans blue — and not just from the chilly temperatures.
As frigid air sweeps across Europe, the Arctic itself is seeing an unprecedented warm spell. What's going on and does it relate to global warming?
Spring has almost sprung in Europe, but Siberian winds sweeping across the continent have brought with them freezing temperatures and have blanketed cities from Moscow to Rome and Dublin in picturesque snow.
Europe is shivering amid icy temperatures from Poland to Turkey. Several deaths have been reported as a result of the freezing weather conditions.
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