In Pictures: Snowy start to spring as cold snap bites

Parts of the UK woke up to snow on Wednesday morning.

The Met Office had issued a yellow severe weather warning for northern England and southern Scotland, while flurries were also seen down into the Midlands.

Parts of Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham were in the warning area in England, while north of the border it covered parts of Dumfries and Galloway, East and West Lothian, East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire.

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Snow-covered roads near Allendale, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Wintry conditions near Allendale after temperatures dipped below freezing overnight (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Hill snow will persist across high areas in the north, forecasters said (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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There was a weather warning in place for parts of Northumberland on Wednesday morning (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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It was hard to remember that the UK was enjoying a heatwave only a month ago (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Sheep in the snow in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Temperatures were expected to remain in single figures for most of Wednesday (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Clearing the drive ahead of the morning commute (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Heavy snow in Allendale (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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