Parts of UK blanketed in snow as flood warnings continue

Northern parts of the UK were blanketed in snow on Monday morning, as further flood warnings have been issued across England and Wales.

The white stuff has been spotted across Scotland, as well as in parts of Cumbria, Northumberland, and Yorkshire.

In Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, cars were pictured slowly making their way through the wintry conditions.

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A woman approaches a crashed car near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A car drives through wintry conditions near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A man walks his dog in wintry conditions around the Angel of the North, near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
A woman walks a dog in snowy conditions in Bedale, North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A sculpture is covered in snow in Bedale, North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A truck drives through wintry conditions near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Wintry conditions surround the Angel of the North, in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
A man clears snow at Bedale Golf Club, North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A car passes the Angel of the North, near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Angel of the North, in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
Snow is cleared from the car park at Bedale Golf Club, North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A car that has come off the road in snow in Bedale, North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A crashed car near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A traffic officer talks to the driver of a crashed car near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A gritter near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Angel of the North, near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, in wintry conditions after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
A traffic officer talks to the driver of a crashed car near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Traffic drives through wintry conditions at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A crashed car near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Elsewhere, on social media, people were reporting cold weather as far south as Leeds, sharing pictures of snow covering cars and gardens.

A yellow weather warning for snow is in place across the vast majority of Scotland, from the border, to north of Inverness, until late on Monday evening.

The Met Office has warned that rural communities could become stranded and told to expect delays and cancellations to travel plans by road, rail, and air.

Further south, yellow warnings for rain and snow are also covering Northern Ireland and the north of England.

In Cumbria, police were warning drivers to exercise caution, and described conditions on the roads as "hazardous".

As well as the chill, flood waters were still causing risks across the country.

On Monday morning, one severe threat-to-life flood warning was in place for the River Severn at Shrewsbury, alongside more than 90 other flood warnings, and 182 less serious flood alerts across England and Wales.

The warnings and alerts stretched from St Ives, in south west Cornwall to Carlisle near the Scottish border.

Over the weekend, an Environment Agency spokesman said ongoing flooding is possible for parts of the West Midlands, along the Severn and Wye and also in parts of the north of England, including in the lower River Aire in Yorkshire.

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A traffic officer talks to the driver of a crashed car near Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire after overnight snow hit parts of the UK (Danny Lawson/PA)

He said: "This rain is falling on saturated catchments where river levels are already high."

The bleak outlook follows more than a fortnight of downpours and flooding that started with Storm Ciara, continued with Storm Dennis and kept going with the weekend's storms, which, contrary to some reports, have not been named by the Met Office.

Over the weekend, Environment Secretary George Eustice, defended the Prime Minister for not visiting flood-stricken areas, despite a third consecutive weekend of stormy weather.

Mr Eustice told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday: "In a Cabinet Government it's not a one-man show, it's right that on certain operational things such as this that the Prime Minister will ask one of his Cabinet members to lead, I can't see anything wrong with that."

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