With flurries of snow falling across parts of Britain, the freezing wintry conditions have provided some picturesque scenes.
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.
There are reports of drifting snow on the A90 between Dundee and Aberdeen 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.
Snow and ice warnings have been issued for Scotland as temperatures are forecast to plunge.
A weather warning has been issued for snow and ice across Tayside.
A blast of Arctic air will bring freezing conditions to the UK after a mild start to the year.
For some, the summer months can’t come soon enough – but for this dad in Cincinnati, Ohio, snow days are an opportunity for brilliant fun with the family.
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.
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.
Strong winds have been causing power cuts and disruption for travellers in parts of Scotland.
Police have issued a warning to motorists in Dundee, Angus and Perthshire.
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.
Emergency shelters for the homeless have been open across London as freezing temperatures hit the capital.