In Pictures: Britain keeps shivering as cold weather continues

Traffic was also hit as heavy snow blanketed roads.

Press Association
Last updated: 2 February 2019 - 7.41pm

The big freeze continues in Britain as temperatures dipped as low as minus 8.3C (17F) in Shap, Cumbria, on Friday night into Saturday morning.

The Met Office has warned many areas on Saturday and Sunday could experience sub-zero temperatures reaching double-digits.

People sledging in Kent
People head out to sledge in the Blue Bell Hill area near Maidstone, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Winter weather
The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express service crosses the Ribblehead Viaduct in Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Snow-covered mountain in Lake District
Snow covers Blencathra in the Lake District (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Frozen canal locks
The frozen ponds for the main flight of 16 locks at the Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, near Devizes, Wiltshire (Ben Birchall/PA)
Man jogs in snow
A man runs past St Mary’s Lighthouse at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Dog plays in snow
A dog plays in the snow on Blackheath in south London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Cars abandoned in the snow
Abandoned cars on the A30 in Basingstoke (Steve Parsons/PA)
Diggers removes snow-covered trees
People watch from a footbridge as trees brought down by the weight of snow are cleared from Walderslade Woods Road in Walderslade, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Car covered in snow
Sleet and snow continued across the early hours of Saturday morning (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Snow surrounds Angel of the North
A yellow warning for snow and ice is in place for large areas of the UK (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Ice trail
A man blows fire on an ice sculpture of a griffin, part of York Ice Trail (Danny Lawson/PA)
Car in ditch
A vehicle in a ditch near Avebury in Wiltshire (Steve Parsons/PA)
Man clears snow from driveway
A man clears a driveway in the Blue Bell Hill area (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Snow-covered fields
The village of Rowde and surrounding fields in Wiltshire were covered in a blanket of snow (Ben Birchall/PA)
Car drives past snow-covered tree
A car is driven past a fallen tree brought down by the weight of snow, near Walderslade Woods (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Man sledging in London
A man attempts to sledge in Greenwich Park in south London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Man clears snow from car
A man clears snow to try free his car in Westbury White Horse, Wiltshire (Ben Birchall/PA)

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