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In Pictures: Snow showers spoil start to spring

The Met Office had issued five weather warnings covering large swathes of the UK ahead of an unsettled weekend.

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Snow-covered daffodils in Stanley, Co Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Snow-covered daffodils in Stanley, Co Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Snow-covered daffodils in Stanley, Co Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Parts of the UK have woken up to snow after an area of low pressure swept across the country.

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Snow covered daffodils in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

Snow covered daffodils in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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Snow covered daffodils in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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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Snowy condition on the A1 near Alnwick, Northumberland, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

Snowy condition on the A1 near Alnwick, Northumberland, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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Snowy condition on the A1 near Alnwick, Northumberland, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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

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Snow covered daffodils in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

Snow covered daffodils in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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Snow covered daffodils in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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

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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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Snow covered flowers in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

Snow covered flowers in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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Snow covered flowers in Stanley, County Durham, the UK is to be battered by strong winds, rain and snow as an area of developing low pressure sweeps across the country.

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