In Pictures: ‘Beast from the East’ blankets Britain in snow

Conditions are not likely to improve for several days.

Press Association
Last updated: 27 February 2018 - 5.30pm

Heavy snowfall has hit the UK, with several centimetres falling in some parts.

A train leaves Newcastle Train station following heavy overnight snowfall (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A train leaves Newcastle station following heavy overnight snowfall (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The Met Office said between 3cm and 4cm of snow fell in Newcastle and Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
The Met Office said between 3cm and 4cm of snow fell in Newcastle and Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Amber warnings for snow are in place for the South East and North East of England and the East Midlands until midday (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Amber warnings for snow are in place for the South East and North East of England and the East Midlands (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A yellow warning covering much of the country is in force until midnight (Gareth Fuller/PA)
A yellow warning covering much of the country is in force until midnight (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Forecasters are predicting 5cm-10cm of snow will fall for most areas of the UK, with up to 40cm possible for higher grounds in Scotland (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Forecasters are predicting 5cm-10cm of snow will fall for most areas of the UK, with up to 40cm possible for higher grounds in Scotland (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Forecaster Frank Saunders said parts of the country could see their 'coldest spell of weather since at least 2013, and possibly since 1991' (Peter Byrne/PA)
Forecaster Frank Saunders said parts of the country could see their ‘coldest spell of weather since at least 2013, and possibly since 1991’ (Peter Byrne/PA)
It is expected that the mercury could plummet to minus 15C by midweek where there is snow on the ground (Peter Byrne/PA)
It is expected that the mercury could plummet to minus 15C by midweek where there is snow on the ground (Peter Byrne/PA)
Alderney in the normally temperate Channel Islands woke up to a rare blanket of snow (Rowan Joyce/PA)
Alderney in the normally temperate Channel Islands woke up to a rare blanket of snow (Rowan Joyce/PA)
A swimmer braves the snowy conditions at King Edwards bay near Tynemouth (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A swimmer braves the snowy conditions at King Edward’s bay near Tynemouth (Owen Humphreys/PA)
People walk their dogs on Blyth Beach in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
People walk their dogs on Blyth Beach in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Another Place by Anthony Gormley surrounded by snow on Crosby Beach near Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)
Another Place by Anthony Gormley surrounded by snow on Crosby Beach near Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)
Flowers in the snow near Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)
Conditions are not likely to improve for several days (Peter Byrne/PA)
Winter weather Feb 27th 2018
Forecasters are warning that snow will continue well into the week (John Giles/PA)
Winter weather Feb 27th 2018
A pedestrian struggles along Bankside in London (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Winter weather Feb 27th 2018
The road was covered in snow outside Buckingham Palace (Yui Mok/PA)

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