It looks as though there will be no let up in the weather this week as the 'Beast from the East' could be closely followed by 'Storm Emma'.

Portugal is to bear the brunt of the storm - which has been christened by the Portuguese Met Office - but Cornwall could be hit by the tail end on Thursday and Friday.

The UK Met Office said today: "The Portuguese met service have named Storm Emma, bringing strong winds to the Portuguese coast on Wednesday. Emma may then bring strong winds and heavy snow to parts of the UK during Thursday and Friday."

It currently has the outlook for Wednesday through to Friday as: "Wednesday, cold, mostly dry, with a risk of show showers along southwest coast. Windy Thursday and Friday with significant wind chill. A risk of disruptive snowfall overnight Thursday into Friday."

Storm Emma would follow hot on the heels of the so-called Beast from the East, which is currently bringing sub-zero temperatures and snow over from Russia.

Temperatures will feel as low as -12°C overnight on Wednesday through to Thursday and there is currently an 80 per cent chance of snow on Wednesday lunchtime and Thursday evening.