In pictures: Snow Sunday as gales hit many parts of the UK

Wintry weather returned to the UK on Sunday, with gales and snow battering parts of the country.

For many, the weekend whiteout provided a chance to have some fun.

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James Mason (left) and Niamh Billington have a snowball fight near Mam Tor in the Peak District, Derbyshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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The weather is expected to improve on Monday before turning worse later in the week (Danny Lawson/PA)

Hikers in the Peak District, Derbyshire, wrapped up to face the challenging conditions.

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A walker in snowy conditions on Winnats Pass in the Peak District (Danny Lawson/PA)
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There were whiteout conditions at higher altitudes (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Weather warnings were in place across the UK throughout Sunday (Danny Lawson/PA)

Police forces reported closed roads due to snow on Sunday morning.

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Cars carefully navigate a road on Winnats Pass in the Peak District (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A crashed car on the Woodhead Pass in the Peak District (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Police urged drivers to take extra precautions on wintry roads (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A car enters the village of Blairingone, in Fife (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Meanwhile, animals either enjoyed or endured the whiteout conditions.

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Windle the dog plays in snow near Mam Tor in the Peak District (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A dog walker carefully crosses a slippery road in Blairingone (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Many people got out to enjoy the weather in the Peak District (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A black cow is contrasted against the snow near the Woodhead Pass (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Sheep congregate in a field in Carlecotes, South Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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