Disruptive snow and plunging temperatures may hit the UK next week, forecasters have said.
Snow flurries are forecast to hit parts of the UK after Britons shivered through the coldest night of the winter so far.
Thursday night was the coldest of the winter so far as temperatures plunged to as low as -10.7C (12.7F).
With flurries of snow falling across parts of Britain, the freezing wintry conditions have provided some picturesque scenes.
Met Office forecast predicts further snow showers and plunging temperatures for the north and north-east
There are further snow showers expected in parts of the north and north-east of Scotland today after the region woke up to difficult travel condition this morning.
Authorities in Austria have cleared the roads to reach dozens of Catholic nuns whose Alpine monastery has been cut off from the world for days because of heavy snowfall.
The snow and ice that hit the north and north-east overnight caused a spate of collisions and transport delays this morning.
The icy conditions in the north-east have led to a number of crashes this morning.
Adverse weather conditions are causing a number of crashes and school closures across the north and north-east this morning.
A harsh weather front has brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East.
Residents of a village in southern Germany have been ordered to leave their homes immediately due to an “acute” avalanche risk.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the north and north-east.
Snow and ice warnings have been issued for Scotland as temperatures are forecast to plunge.
A blast of Arctic air will bring freezing conditions to the UK after a mild start to the year.
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A big freeze is on the way for the north and north-east of Scotland as temperatures plummet this week.
Britain should brace itself for a cold snap following above average temperatures this weekend, forecasters have warned.
The death toll from severe weather in Europe has risen to at least 17 as heavy snowfall continued to cause problems in Austria and southern Germany.
Residents in a neighbourhood in Utah were met with a terrifying sight this week in the form of a multi-limbed, bloody-mouthed snow creature leering from the side of the road.
A two-day operation is underway to clean up the mess left by an "unprecedented" sandstorm in Thurso during Monday's gales.
It's the morning after the night before across the north of Scotland following a severe weather warning which saw high winds batter large parts of the region.
The same weather patterns which sparked the Beast from the East and brought freezing temperatures and heavy snow last winter could return this year, forecasters have warned.
Around 200 customers remain without power after strong winds caused disruption on Monday.
High winds are expected today, with huge waves predicted for some coastal areas.
Flights, ferries and trains were cancelled and a huge tree was blown onto a car as ferocious gales blasted the north-east yesterday - with more on its way.
Strong winds have been causing power cuts and disruption for travellers in parts of Scotland.
Strong winds are causing chaos across the north and north-east of Scotland today with disruption to traffic and schools.
Motorists on the A9 are being advised to expect delays as harsh weather brings chaos to the north.
Despite a relatively mild festive period, residents across the Grampian, Highland and Island regions will need to brace themselves for severe wind today and tomorrow.
Heavy snow has caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes due to the threat of avalanche and airports cancelled flights.
Last year was the seventh hottest and second sunniest on record in the UK, new figures show.
Britain is braced for a chilly weekend as the mercury plummets below freezing across the country.