Hundreds of flights from Heathrow and a string of sporting events cancelled as what is predicted to be heavy snow begins falling across the country.
By Saturday afternoon, snow had hit parts of the Midlands, Manchester, South Wales and the south east.
Some regions – including Cumbria, Lincolnshire, East Anglia, North Yorkshire, the Peak District and the Midlands – are expected to see a 15cm dumping of snow, but many regions will get between 5cm and 10cm.
Temperatures have also fallen to below the average for the time of year, with the mercury dropping to minus 12.4C in South Newington, Oxfordshire on Friday night.
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