In Pictures: ‘Beast from the East’ sweeps across the UK

The Met Office said by the end of Wednesday, more than 20cm of snow may have accumulated in parts of eastern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Last updated: 26 February 2018 - 2.46pm

The “Beast from the East” has swept into the UK, causing heavy snow in some areas and leading to warnings of disruption to roads and public transport.

Winter weather Feb 26th 2018
Some parts of the country are set to feel colder than the Arctic Circle as freezing temperatures continue into the week ahead (Victoria Jones/PA)
Winter weather Feb 26th 2018
Doctors have warned that the NHS could struggle to cope with the extra strain caused by the weather (Victoria Jones/PA)
Winter weather Feb 26th 2018
Train services are expected to be cancelled or delayed as the snow sets in (Steve Parsons/PA)
Winter weather Feb 26th 2018
People are being warned to check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours during the cold spell (Steve Parsons/PA)
Commuters walking in the snow on London Bridge (Steve Parsons/PA)
The public has also been asked to look out for the homeless and report anyone sleeping rough in the freezing conditions to their local council (Steve Parsons/PA)
Commuters walking in the snow on London Bridge (Steve Parsons/PA)
Commuters walking in the snow on London Bridge (Steve Parsons/PA)
A person walking in the snow on London Bridge (Steve Parsons/PA)
Amber warnings of snow have been issued by the Met Office for north-east, central and south-eastern England on Tuesday, and eastern Scotland on Wednesday (Steve Parsons/PA)
Winter weather Feb 26th 2018
In Wales, people stopped to photograph a frozen waterfall near Pen y Fan mountain (Ben Birchall/PA)
Winter weather Feb 26th 2018
The icy scene in Wales looked beautiful but forecasters warned the wind chill rivals temperatures forecast for parts of northern Norway and Iceland (Ben Birchall/PA)
Snow settled around the Seated Man sculpture near Castleton on the North Yorkshire moors (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Snow settled around the Seated Man sculpture near Castleton on the North Yorkshire moors (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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