November 22, 2015

Arctic plume: Snow storms and icy blizzards sweep in across the UK (20pics)

 Parts of the UK have seen a flurry of snow as Britain prepares for a "bitterly cold" weekend.
Above: A car drives in the snow on the A93 in Perthshire, Scotland
 A giant waves eclipses Seaham lighthouse in County Durham
 Teresa Kingston has fun sledging down a hill in Alston, Cumbria
 Sheep graze near Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders
 A snow-covered hillside at Nenthead in Cumbria
 Snow in Chapel of Garioch in Aberdeenshire in Scotland
 Walkers brave the freezing temperatures and gale force winds on the North Yorkshire Moors above Hutton le Hole
 Fire fighters inspect damage after strong overnight gales blowing off the north sea ripped the roof of a building on the promenade in Saltburn-by-the-Sea
 Debris lies in the street and cars are damaged after strong overnight gales blowing off the north sea ripped the roof from a building on the promenade in Saltbun-by-the-Sea
 A gritter passes Killhope mine in Co Durham following a snowfall on Saturday morning
 A snow-covered hillside at Killhope mine in Co Durham on Saturday morning
 Rain in Blackpool
 Rain in Blackpool
 A rainbow rises from the pastures beyond a white-washed farmhouse in Upper Teesdale as wintry showers blow over the northern Pennines ahead of an arctic blast of winter weather
 A surfer rides the waves at Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, North Tyneside, as the worst of Storm Barney has past in most areas, temperatures are set to drop to as low as 0C (33.8F) on Saturday, with high winds making it feel as low as -4C (24.8) in some parts.
 Dark clouds form over London
 Preparations are being made to snow ploughs and gritters by AOne+ staff at a Highways England depot in County Durham
 This dramatic weather map shows the 1,500-mile wide ‘polar plume’ of high-altitude Arctic air - as cold as -10C - covering the UK
Clouds and choppy sea preluding the wet and windy weather on Littlehampton
A man sits on a half submerged park bench drinking tea in a flooded park in the Centre of Boroughbridge in Yorkshire

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