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In Pictures: UK shivers amid snow and ice

The Met Office has issued severe amber snow warnings for London and south-east England.

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Drifting snow covers a car in Harwood in County Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Drifting snow covers a car in Harwood in County Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Drifting snow covers a car in Harwood in County Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Heavy snow and ice have brought disruption to parts of the UK.

The Met Office has issued severe amber snow warnings for London and south-east England, with around 5cm-10cm set to fall in these areas, reaching up to 30cm in the worst affected regions.

Here is a snapshot of the snowy scenes across the UK.

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Abandoned cars in a snow-filled ditch in Needham Market, Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

Abandoned cars in a snow-filled ditch in Needham Market, Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Abandoned cars in a snow-filled ditch in Needham Market, Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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A ‘Father Gritmas’ snowplough clears the road through Barham, Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

A ‘Father Gritmas’ snowplough clears the road through Barham, Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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A ‘Father Gritmas’ snowplough clears the road through Barham, Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Richard Squirrell uses a quad bike to give his granddaughter Florence a ride in the snow in Wattisham in Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

Richard Squirrell uses a quad bike to give his granddaughter Florence a ride in the snow in Wattisham in Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Richard Squirrell uses a quad bike to give his granddaughter Florence a ride in the snow in Wattisham in Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)

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People take pictures from Pelaw Wood of a snow-covered Durham Cathedral (Owen Humphreys/PA)

People take pictures from Pelaw Wood of a snow-covered Durham Cathedral (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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People take pictures from Pelaw Wood of a snow-covered Durham Cathedral (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Walking through the snow at Pelaw Wood in Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Walking through the snow at Pelaw Wood in Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Walking through the snow at Pelaw Wood in Durham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Sheep on snow drifts in Teesdale in the Durham Dales (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Sheep on snow drifts in Teesdale in the Durham Dales (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Sheep on snow drifts in Teesdale in the Durham Dales (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A cyclist makes his way through snow in Barham, near Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

A cyclist makes his way through snow in Barham, near Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

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A cyclist makes his way through snow in Barham, near Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

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A staff member uses a vehicle to clear snow on a pathway at the Kelpies, near Falkirk in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A staff member uses a vehicle to clear snow on a pathway at the Kelpies, near Falkirk in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A staff member uses a vehicle to clear snow on a pathway at the Kelpies, near Falkirk in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Palm trees on the snow-covered seafront at Southend-on-Sea in Essex (Yui Mok/PA)

Palm trees on the snow-covered seafront at Southend-on-Sea in Essex (Yui Mok/PA)

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Palm trees on the snow-covered seafront at Southend-on-Sea in Essex (Yui Mok/PA)

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It wasn’t the weather for ice cream, in Southend-on-Sea (Yui Mok/PA)

It wasn’t the weather for ice cream, in Southend-on-Sea (Yui Mok/PA)

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It wasn’t the weather for ice cream, in Southend-on-Sea (Yui Mok/PA)

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Snowy scenes from Farthing Common in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Snowy scenes from Farthing Common in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Snowy scenes from Farthing Common in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Sledging fun on Primrose Hill in London (Aaron Chown/PA)

Sledging fun on Primrose Hill in London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Sledging fun on Primrose Hill in London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Ornamental dogs dressed for the snow in Minster, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Ornamental dogs dressed for the snow in Minster, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Ornamental dogs dressed for the snow in Minster, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A pelican watches the snow fall in St James’s Park, London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A pelican watches the snow fall in St James’s Park, London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A pelican watches the snow fall in St James’s Park, London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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People enjoy the snow at Christchurch Park in Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

People enjoy the snow at Christchurch Park in Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

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People enjoy the snow at Christchurch Park in Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

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