Large parts of UK wake up to a winter wonderland

Swathes of the UK woke up to snow and ice this morning, with even London getting a dusting of white.

By mid-morning on Sunday, the flakes were falling thick and fast in the capital and elsewhere, with meteorologists warning drivers to take care on icy roads.

The Met Office put a yellow weather warning in place stretching from coast to coast in southern England and ending just below Manchester.

The public were warned to expect some icy patches on untreated roads and pavements, with journeys by road and rail likely to be affected.

A similar warning is in place down the east coast of Scotland and covering most of the island of Ireland.

The showers of sleet and snow are expected to die out, with a heavy frost due to set in across most parts of the country on Sunday evening.

The wintry showers will continue in north and western parts of the UK.