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In Pictures: Wintry weather brings floods and snow


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Heavy snow is set to bring travel disruption and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Scotland, northern and central England as the weekend approaches.

The River Roding in Essex burst its banks and a large swathe of England was covered by 30 flood warnings by Friday lunchtime.

The River Roding after it burst its banks in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
The River Roding after it burst its banks in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Swans at Herrington Country Park on a cold morning in Sunderland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Swans at Herrington Country Park on a cold morning in Sunderland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Wind turbines peak out of the top of low-lying clouds over Lancashire (Peter Byrne/PA)
Wind turbines peak out of the top of low-lying clouds over Lancashire (Peter Byrne/PA)
Flooding caused by the River Mardyke busting its banks near North Stifford and Purfleet, in Essex (Yui Mok/PA)
Flooding caused by the River Mardyke busting its banks near North Stifford and Purfleet, in Essex (Yui Mok/PA)
A vehicle negotiates a flooded road in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire (Mike Egerton/PA)
A vehicle negotiates a flooded road in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire (Mike Egerton/PA)
The River Roding in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
The River Roding in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
A car on a flooded road in Bottesford, Leicestershire (Mike Egerton/PA)
A car on a flooded road in Bottesford, Leicestershire (Mike Egerton/PA)
Cyclists make their way through flood water on Mountnessing Road in Billericay, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Cyclists make their way through flood water on Mountnessing Road in Billericay, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom as some people were determined to have fun in the snowy conditions.

Swimmers at Thorpe Bay near Southend in Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Swimmers at Thorpe Bay near Southend in Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Heavy snow and freezing rain failed to stop these two from taking a dip (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Heavy snow and freezing rain failed to stop these two from taking a dip (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Emma McPartland (front) and Hannah Coulthart sledging on the golf course at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Emma McPartland (front) and Hannah Coulthart sledging on the golf course at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)
People walk in the snow at Gleneagles in Auchterarder (Andrew Milligan/PA)
People walk in the snow at Gleneagles in Auchterarder (Andrew Milligan/PA)
People sledging on the golf course at Gleneagles (Andrew Milligan/PA)
People sledging on the golf course at Gleneagles (Andrew Milligan/PA)
A man walks through the snow at Gleneagles (Andrew Milligan/PA)
A man walks through the snow at Gleneagles (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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