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.

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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.

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

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

Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
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Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
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Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
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Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
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The worst of the wintry weather is expected to be over by Saturday evening with a more settled picture for Sunday.

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Spring weather Mar 16th 2019
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