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In pictures: Snowy scenes in many parts of UK

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image captionA dog walker negotiates heavy overnight snow at Carrshield in the Pennines, near Hexham, Northumberland

Parts of the UK woke up to snowfall overnight, as Met Office weather warnings for rain and ice were issued for some areas on Friday.

Police Scotland has also reassured residents in Edinburgh after hundreds of people reported being woken by the sound of explosions - when it was in fact a phenomenon known as "thundersnow".

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern described early Friday as being an "awkward mixture of cold rain, sleet and falling snow" for many areas.

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for eastern Scotland, while a yellow warning for ice applies to the East Midlands, West Midlands, parts of Yorkshire and Humber, east of England, London and south-east England.

Here are a selection of photos of Friday's snowfall.

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image captionBBC Weather Watcher Aitch snapped a photo of their four-legged friend in the snow in Great Leighs, Essex
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image captionA BBC Weather Watcher known as Seatoad captured the early morning view in Great Bardfield, Essex
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image captionA squirrel is pictured by Weather Watcher Hayley85 in Cherry Hinton in Cambridge
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image captionA train passes through Ashford, Kent, one of many areas that had snowfall on Friday
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image captionA patch of green grass pokes in an otherwise snowy field near Ashford
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image captionWork continues despite the chilly conditions at Hill End Christmas Tree Centre near Edinburgh
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image captionIn Leicestershire, this puppy takes a few tentative steps as it experiences snow for the first time
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image captionA dog and walker brave the cold by a canal at Woolsthorpe, Leicestershire
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image captionA motorist clearing her car at Carrshield near Hexham, Northumberland
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image captionAlso in Carrshield, a snowplough is pictured doing its bit to clear the way
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image captionIn Penicuik, Midlothian, Kasia Wojcik got busy on her driveway on Friday morning
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image captionA yellow weather warning for rain is in place for Midlothian and eastern areas of Scotland until 06:00 GMT Saturday
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image captionThe snow added to the workload for this man in The Roaches ridge, Staffordshire
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image captionSome took the opportunity to enjoy themselves, like this pair, also in The Roaches ridge

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