Last year's notorious Beast from the East
cost Renfrewshire Council's taxpayers more than PS100,000 extra to grit the roads, new figures have revealed.
Last year joined the top 10 warmest years at number seven, despite the severe "beast from the East
" cold snap.
"Last year we had the Beast from the East
and we had only just started the early crop - but already we're halfway though this time."
Wickes owner Travis Perkins reported a strong rise in first-quarter sales as the DIY chain was buoyed by better weather compared with last March's Beast from the East
. Like-for-like sales grew 7.3% in the three months to March 31, with total sales rising 5.4%.
Barclaycard said spending rose 3.1 per cent year on year last month, although March 2018 was affected by the Beast from the East
A mere 4.8% rise in sales failed to counterbalance last March's dire 10.1% fall due to poor trading conditions caused by the Beast from the East
, which resulted in the worst month for the high street since November 2008, BDO's High Street Sales Tracker shows.
The extra moneywas put forward to help the county's highways recover from a tough winter, when The Beast from the East
caused chaos across the UK.
But, this time last year, we endured the Beast From The East
, with snow, ice and deep-below-zero temperatures.
THE 'Beast from the East
' and the World Cup could mean 2018's performance fails to match a 'record-breaking' 2017, tourism bosses have warned.
There have been lots of reports in recent weeks about the UK being blasted by another Beast from the East
after sudden stratospheric warming in the Arctic over Christmas.
The UK is set to be hit by fierce '50mph' winds beforesnowarrives amid fears a 'Beast from the East
2' is on the way.
Lost walkers, injured climbers and the Beast from the East
. Busiest year yet for rescue teams