In Pictures: Snow showers spoil start to spring

Parts of the UK have woken up to snow after an area of low pressure swept across the country.

A Met Office yellow warning for snow is in place until Saturday night for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east of England.

As much as 10cm of snow could fall on higher ground, according to forecasters.

Good morning UK! Strong winds & outbreaks of rain across much of the UK. Some heavy rain in the N&W, snow in parts of Scotland. Mainly dry but cloudy across the SE. Mild in the south, colder elsewhere. Weather warnings in place, pls check for your area: https://t.co/cQSfu1VDbopic.twitter.com/2gFaT0HBlb

— Met Office (@metoffice) March 16, 2019

Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019

Heavy snow fell in parts of Northumberland overnight covering part of the A1 at Alnwick.

Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019

The worst of the wintry weather is expected to be over by Saturday evening with a more settled picture for Sunday.

Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
Spring weather Mar 16th 2019