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In Pictures: Wintry scenes as snow and ice bring plunging temperatures

The Met Office has issued an ice warning for much of the UK.

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Snowfall on Tynemouth beach (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Snowfall on Tynemouth beach (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Snowfall on Tynemouth beach (Owen Humphreys/PA)

With flurries of snow falling across parts of Britain, the freezing wintry conditions have provided some picturesque scenes.

While those expecting a thick blanketing were mostly disappointed, some parts of the country were painted white with frost and ice instead.

The Met Office has issued an ice warning for most of England and all of Wales and Northern Ireland that also reaches up into southern Scotland.

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Dog walkers on the beach at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Dog walkers on the beach at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Dog walkers on the beach at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Photo from the Twitter feed of @EmilyCasson of snowfall at the Fish Quay port in North Shields (Emily Casson/PA)

Photo from the Twitter feed of @EmilyCasson of snowfall at the Fish Quay port in North Shields (Emily Casson/PA)

Photo from the Twitter feed of @EmilyCasson of snowfall at the Fish Quay port in North Shields (Emily Casson/PA)

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There was snowfall of between 1cm and 3cm in the North East (Owen Humphreys/PA)

There was snowfall of between 1cm and 3cm in the North East (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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There was snowfall of between 1cm and 3cm in the North East (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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People walk on Pen y Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

People walk on Pen y Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

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People walk on Pen y Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

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The snow-covered peaks in Wales were bathed in sunshine as the day wore on (Ben Birchall/PA)

The snow-covered peaks in Wales were bathed in sunshine as the day wore on (Ben Birchall/PA)

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The snow-covered peaks in Wales were bathed in sunshine as the day wore on (Ben Birchall/PA)

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The snow wasn’t enough to put some people off getting some exercise (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The snow wasn’t enough to put some people off getting some exercise (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The snow wasn’t enough to put some people off getting some exercise (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Snow showers along the sea front at Whitley Bay (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Snow showers along the sea front at Whitley Bay (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Snow showers along the sea front at Whitley Bay (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Horses in high spirits during a frosty morning in Kilcullen, Co Kildare (Niall Carson/PA)

Horses in high spirits during a frosty morning in Kilcullen, Co Kildare (Niall Carson/PA)

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Horses in high spirits during a frosty morning in Kilcullen, Co Kildare (Niall Carson/PA)

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A deer in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, as a brief snow shower falls (Steve Parsons/PA)

A deer in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, as a brief snow shower falls (Steve Parsons/PA)

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A deer in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, as a brief snow shower falls (Steve Parsons/PA)

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