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arts of the UK woke to a snowy spring morning on Sunday.

A yellow weather warning for snow affecting the North East of England and North Yorkshire was in place until mid-morning.

The Met Office said up to 5cm of snow was possible on high ground.

Runners were not deterred by the light snowfall on the North East coast (Owen Humphreys/PA) / PA Wire

Runners and dog walkers were not deterred by the light snowfall at Whitley Bay on the North East coast.

Meanwhile, Londoners saw sunny intervals on Sunday morning ahead of cloud cover in the afternoon.

Scattered showers are expected this afternoon with highs of 7C in the capital.

Elsewhere, it was a chilly start for many, with temperatures ranging from a high of 5C in the South West to freezing in Scotland.

The Met Office tweeted: “A cold and frosty start for many with sunshine and a few wintry showers.”

There are no weather warnings in place for Monday, when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality are due to reopen for the first time in months as lockdown restrictions are eased in England.

Temperatures will reach between 5C and 10C tomorrow with highs of 12C in some areas of the UK.

By Wednesday, most of the country will be experiencing temperatures above 10C, with highs in London reaching 14C.

The mercury is set to increase to 16C on Thursday – and it could stay at that temperature until April 19.

BBC Weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker said: “Early morning temperatures on Monday will be around freezing so once again tomorrow so we could see some fresh snow settling.”

“Now Monday, you can see the scale of the cold outbreak into parts of western and central Europe and it’s still with us.

“We’ll see some ever so slightly milder air nudging in off the continent on Monday but it really is going to be a very slight fine day I think for the bulk of the UK.

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