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In Pictures: Wintry weather brings floods and snow

PA
·1-min read

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.

Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
The River Roding after it burst its banks in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
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
Wind turbines peak out of the top of low-lying clouds over Lancashire (Peter Byrne/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
Flooding caused by the River Mardyke busting its banks near North Stifford and Purfleet, in Essex (Yui Mok/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
A vehicle negotiates a flooded road in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire (Mike Egerton/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
The River Roding in Abridge, Essex (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
A car on a flooded road in Bottesford, Leicestershire (Mike Egerton/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
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
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
Heavy snow and freezing rain failed to stop these two from taking a dip (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
Emma McPartland (front) and Hannah Coulthart sledging on the golf course at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Perthshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
People walk in the snow at Gleneagles in Auchterarder (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
People sledging on the golf course at Gleneagles (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Winter weather Jan 15th 2021
A man walks through the snow at Gleneagles (Andrew Milligan/PA)