In Pictures: Icy scenes as temperatures plummet

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The UK recorded its lowest temperature in more than two decades as the mercury plunged to minus 23C overnight following an “extreme freeze”.

Braemar, Aberdeenshire, saw temperatures hit a bone-chilling minus 23.0C (minus 9.4F), the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995, the Met Office said.

The cold snap produced some icy scenes across the country:

The River Clunie in Braemar, Aberdeenshire
The River Clunie in Braemar, Aberdeenshire (Jane Barlow/PA)
A woman takes a photograph of large icicles forming in Epping Forest
A woman takes a photograph of large icicles forming in Epping Forest (Victoria Jones/PA)
Society Bridge over River Clunie in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, which had an overnight temperature of minus 23.0C
Society Bridge over the River Clunie in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, which had an overnight temperature of minus 23.0C (Jane Barlow/PA)
Sienna, five, who has built an igloo with her mother Nicola Black in their back garden in Aberdeen
Sienna, five, who has built an igloo with her mother Nicola Black in their back garden in Aberdeen (Nicola Black/PA)
Fallow deer in Greenwich Park, London, as the cold snap continues
Fallow deer in Greenwich Park, London, as the cold snap continues (Ian West/PA)
Snowy conditions in Braemar, Aberdeenshire
Snowy conditions in Braemar, Aberdeenshire (Jane Barlow/PA)
People walk their dogs across the frozen pond in Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
People walk their dogs across the frozen pond in Inverleith Park, Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)
Leeds Castle in Kent, where the moat has frozen over
Leeds Castle in Kent, where the moat has frozen over (Gareth Fuller/PA)
A woman looks at frozen fountains in Trafalgar Square, London
A woman looks at frozen fountains in Trafalgar Square, London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Swans and pigeons stand on the snow-covered ground in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, Essex
Swans and pigeons on the snow-covered ground in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, Essex (Ian West/PA)

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