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In Pictures: Wintry conditions as snow and freezing rain batters parts of the UK

Nicky Maxey, a Met Office spokeswoman, said unsettled conditions are set to last into next week.

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Eliza Riba-Segues, 12, left, and Laiya Grant, 11, from Penicuik, sledge at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

Eliza Riba-Segues, 12, left, and Laiya Grant, 11, from Penicuik, sledge at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

Eliza Riba-Segues, 12, left, and Laiya Grant, 11, from Penicuik, sledge at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

Parts of the UK have been battered by snow and freezing rain and a Met Office yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place until 9pm on Thursday, stretching from the northern Highlands to South Yorkshire.

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Snow-covered trees at the River Knaik at Braco, near Dunblane, in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Snow-covered trees at the River Knaik at Braco, near Dunblane, in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Snow-covered trees at the River Knaik at Braco, near Dunblane, in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A couple walk through the snow in Auchendinny, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

A couple walk through the snow in Auchendinny, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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A couple walk through the snow in Auchendinny, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Left to right, Michael McInally, Katie Black, Rhea Black, 10, and Carmyn McInally, 10, sledging at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

Left to right, Michael McInally, Katie Black, Rhea Black, 10, and Carmyn McInally, 10, sledging at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Left to right, Michael McInally, Katie Black, Rhea Black, 10, and Carmyn McInally, 10, sledging at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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A woman pushes a shopping trolley through snow in Hexham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A woman pushes a shopping trolley through snow in Hexham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A woman pushes a shopping trolley through snow in Hexham (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A tractor makes its way through snow in Braco, near Dunblane, in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A tractor makes its way through snow in Braco, near Dunblane, in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A tractor makes its way through snow in Braco, near Dunblane, in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A Royal Mail lorry drives through snow on the A69 near Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A Royal Mail lorry drives through snow on the A69 near Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A Royal Mail lorry drives through snow on the A69 near Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Snow covers the church and graveyard in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Snow covers the church and graveyard in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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Snow covers the church and graveyard in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A member of staff from Tesco shovels snow outside the store in Hexham, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A member of staff from Tesco shovels snow outside the store in Hexham, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A member of staff from Tesco shovels snow outside the store in Hexham, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A coronavirus information sign surrounded by snow in Auchendinny, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

A coronavirus information sign surrounded by snow in Auchendinny, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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A coronavirus information sign surrounded by snow in Auchendinny, Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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A train arrives at Hexham train station, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A train arrives at Hexham train station, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A train arrives at Hexham train station, Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The snowfall was no deterrent to some hardy joggers in Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

The snowfall was no deterrent to some hardy joggers in Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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The snowfall was no deterrent to some hardy joggers in Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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A war memorial covered in snow in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A war memorial covered in snow in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A war memorial covered in snow in Braco, near Dunblane in Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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