SNOW covered parts of the south east of England last week with further dustings expected to return in parts of the UK tomorrow.
The Met Office has issued yellow and amber weather warning for heavy rain across parts of Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland starting today, January 19.
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Snow hit the Peak District, Derbyshire on January 16Credit: Rachel Rennie/Triangle News
Where in the UK has it snowed?
Millions of people across the country, from the Highlands of Scotland in the north to Ashford in Kent in the south, have been hit by snow.
The white stuff even hit London on January 16 as drivers were faced with “horrendous” conditions during snowstorms in the Home Counties.
Areas around the M25 were blasted with up to 3.2 inches of snow, forecasters said.
Parts of Essex and East Angelia were particularly badly affected in the south, with people living in Chelmsford and Norwich among those warned to expect heavy snow.
Motorists struggled to navigate the treacherous conditions while one car was pictured smashed up against a tree in Leeds.
And terrifying footage showed a bus spinning down a hill in Halifax, West Yorks.
Widespread snow had been seen across Scotland and northern England earlier in the week as the Met Office issued yellow and amber weather warnings for the white stuff.
Snowfall was seen in County Durham and Northumberland on January 14.
A car had an accident in snow in Snetterton, Norfolk on Jan 16 as motorists struggled to navigate tricky driving conditionsCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.
The Met Office said: “Thursday was a cold day for many with snow and ice affecting northern and eastern areas.”
Elsewhere rescue vehicles have gone to the aid of stricken drivers, as vehicles have become bogged down in snow, or slid off icy roads.
RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said on Thursday, January 14: “Our expert local patrols were extremely busy rescuing broken-down drivers in snow-affected areas, with demand in northern Lancashire 50 per cent higher than we expected.
“Sheffield, Cumbria, and a large part of Scotland also saw big increases in breakdowns as people got caught out by the conditions.”
Elsewhere, rain has caused havoc in other areas.
An owner tries to entice her dog from a frozen pond in Leeds on Jan 15Credit: NB PRESS LTD
At least 9 flood warnings are in place while 110 flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency.
This month is odds-on, at 1-2, to be the coldest January the UK has ever had according to bookmaker Coral’s latest odds.
The firm make this winter also odds-on, at 4-6, to be the coldest since records began.
“January is proving to be a very cold one indeed and there’s no sign it’s going to get any warmer.
It could “be the coldest we have ever had in the UK,” said Coral spokesman, Harry Aitkenhead.
“The outlook for the rest of winter looks freezing, with snow and icy conditions becoming the norm, and we make it odds-on that the record books are re-written with a new coldest winter,” added Aitkenhead.
Will it snow today?
Snow is unlikely to hit Britain on Tuesday, January 19 as it will be a day of torrential showers.
Wales, Northern Ireland and northern England will see persistent rain today with rain sweeping into the south of England this afternoon.
Parts of Scotland could enjoy a brighter day.
Snow could return tomorrow (January 20) as there is a chance of wintry showers in high areas of Scotland.
Snow map for Wednesday, January 20
Will the snow settle?
The deepest snow on Thursday, January 14, was in Bingley, West Yorkshire, and Strathallan in Perth, Scotland, both of which recorded 11cm.
Weather charts show the white stuff has melted in Bingley while less than 2cm remains in Perth.
No new snow has fallen across the country but approximately 2cm of the white stuff remains in many villages and towns across northern England from dustings earlier in the week.
In the mountainous regions of the Scottish Highlands, more than 16cm of snow is expected to remain by midnight.
The Met Office has issued yellow and amber weather warning for heavy rain which will are in force across Wales and parts of northern England today (January 19).
Heavy snowfall hit Chelmsford, Essex on January 16Credit: Scott Huntley/HVC
The warning will remain in place until 12pm on Thursday, January 21.
The Met Office has also issued an amber heavy rain warning for Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds which will come into force tomorrow (Tuesday, January 19) and stay in place until 12pm on Thursday, January 21.
Heavy rain combined with snowmelt across the hills could lead to flooding of roads and properties, with fast flowing floodwater potentially posing a threat to life.