In Pictures: Snowy scenes after coldest night in UK since 2012

It was a winter wonderland for many parts of the UK.

Press Association
Last updated: 1 February 2019 - 1.50pm

Large parts of the UK woke to snowy scenes after temperatures plummeted as low as minus 15.4C (4.3F) overnight.

While the picturesque scenes delighted some, the snow caused traffic disruptions and left many schools closed, particularly in the south.

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Gulls and ducks stand on ice in front of canal boats on the Kennet and Avon Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Snow covers the ground around Corfe Castle in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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A snowman merged in to the wintry backdrop (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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A dog walker at the Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Meghan in the snow
The Duchess of Sussex arrives for a visit to the Bristol Old Vic theatre during a snow flurry (Ben Birchall/PA)
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A van makes its way through the snow on the B3081 near to Shaftesbury (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Fields near Hawkhurst in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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A cyclist rides through Queen’s Square in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Snow covers houses in Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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A dog walker braves the chill for an early-morning walk (Ben Birchall/PA)
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A man walks next to Connaught Water in Epping Forest after overnight snow (Wesley Johnson/PA)
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A snowplough clears a road near in Shaftesbury, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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In the meadow we can build a snowman … at Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead (Pete Clifton/PA)
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The sun rises over Stirling Castle after overnight snow (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Houses in Chingford, North London after the overnight snow (Wesley Johnson/PA)
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Persistent snow began to spread across the south-east late on Thursday (Pete Clifton/PA)
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The view from Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier in her classic novel, on Bodmin Moor (Jamaica Inn/PA)
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Inside the hotel, makeshift beds were laid out to provide refuge for motorists stranded on the A30 (Jamaica Inn/PA)
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Sweeping snow from vehicles was an early-morning chore for many motorists (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Snow dusts the Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

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