In Pictures: 2019 – a year of flash floods, sun and picture-perfect snow scenes

The past 12 months have proved to be a year of weather extremes, with many areas hit by flooding after persistent rainfall but temperature highs also set as the sun found its way out from behind the clouds.

Traffic held up in snow
Traffic held up in snow
Man snowboards in Derbyshire
Man snowboards in Derbyshire
Woman pulls sledge in snow
Woman pulls sledge in snow
Sun shines on Boscombe beach
Sun shines on Boscombe beach
Waves crash on to seafront
Waves crash on to seafront
Boats cruise along the River Bure
Boats cruise along the River Bure
Sudeley Castle annual jousting event
Sudeley Castle annual jousting event
A flooded field in Thorpe Culvert
A flooded field in Thorpe Culvert
Flooding at New Road cricket ground
Flooding at New Road cricket ground
Children jump into swimming pool
Children jump into swimming pool
Man looks at collapsed bridge
Man looks at collapsed bridge
RAF Chinook at reservoir
RAF Chinook at reservoir
People on punts with umbrellas
People on punts with umbrellas
Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival
Car drives through floodwater
Car drives through floodwater
Wallace Monument
Wallace Monument
Woman carried through rainwaters
Woman carried through rainwaters
The snow-covered Kilhope slate mine
The snow-covered Kilhope slate mine