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Spring snowfall surprises parts of England

A man clears the roads after heavy snow in Allendale, Northumberland. Image copyright PA
Image caption Temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in Allendale, Northumberland

It may be spring, but there was very much a wintry feel as hill snow and sleet hit parts of England.

The Met Office issued a yellow severe weather warning for an area of northern England, while flurries were also seen down into the Midlands.

Temperatures dipped below freezing across the board overnight and are expected to remain in single figures for most of Wednesday.

Forecasters said a deep area of low pressure was centred over the UK.

It brought with it the potential to drive showers and produce long spells of wet and changeable weather.

In Scotland, drivers were warned of hazardous driving conditions on the A9 in the Highlands because of snow and high winds.

A dog walker in a snowy Allendale, in Northumberland Image copyright PA
Image caption A dog walker and his pets were all suitably wrapped up in Allendale
Daffodils covered in a blanket of snow in the village of Catton, Northumberland Image copyright PA
Image caption Daffodils were blanketed in the village of Catton, Northumberland
Derwentwater and Catbells, in Cumbria, taken from Castlehead Image copyright Christine Duff
Image caption This photograph of Derwentwater and Catbells, in Cumbria, was taken from Castlehead
A snow-covered house and field in Sedbergh, in Cumbria Image copyright Fell&Dale
Image caption Residents in Sedbergh, Cumbria, also awoke to a whiteout
Dartmoor
Image caption Dartmoor saw a dusting of snow
Sheep and newborn lambs in a snow covered field near Allendale, Northumberland Image copyright PA
Image caption Sheep and newborn lambs in Allendale stood watch in the snow
Snow-covered farmhouse in Allenheads Image copyright PA
Image caption A farm house at nearby Allenheads looked like something from a Christmas scene
Snowy road and field at Hartside, Northumberland Image copyright Robert Bell
Image caption Hartside was another area of Northumberland to see the white stuff
Snowfall in Yorkshire Image copyright @Peachs_Almanac
Image caption Yorkshire did not escape the early morning flurry

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