The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning as up to 15 centimetres of snow covers Britain.
Snow will fall across the United Kingdom today and tomorrow, with parts of the North West of England particularly impacted.
The UK's national weather service warned the amber alert could cause disruption to travel, power supplies and mobile phone coverage.
It said: "Snow showers continue to move in from the Irish Sea across the area, with these heavy at times, with the odd rumble of thunder.
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"A further 2-5 cm, locally 10-15 cm of snow is possible before showers begin to ease overnight."
The warning only covers Cumbria but separate yellow warnings are in place across Lancashire, Dumfries & Galloway, the East Midlands, North East of England, North West of England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.
A yellow snow and ice warning is also being issued to last until midday tomorrow.
Snow caused chaos at Glasgow Airport this morning after flights were temporarily suspended.