The UK was hit by snow, rain and sleet on Boxing Day, leaving motorists stranded and airports closed.

Yorkshire was among the areas worst affected, with reports of many abandoned vehicles in Sheffield as travellers were forced to give up their journeys. A coach full of people spent the night in a church after their bus got stuck in the snow on a hill trying to leave the city.

Leeds Bradford International Airport in Yorkshire and Liverpool's John Lennon airport were closed for hours as runways were cleared.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings alerting people to 'be aware' of further snow and ice for Scotland and warned of ice for parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The freezing weather is set to continue until Wednesday (31 January) with frost, fog patches and strong winds affecting some areas in the UK.

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A crashed car stands abandoned on a snow covered verge near Sheffield, northern England 27 December, 2014REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A man digs out snow from under a car struggling to climb a hill on the A515 near Ashbourne, central England on 27 December, 2014. Dozens of motorists in the north were trapped overnight, as a result of heavy snowfallREUTERS/Darren Staples
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A snow plough drives along a road near Sheffield, 27 December, 2014. The city was particularly badly hit by the weather, with many people forced to abandon their vehicles
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Referee Mark Clattenburg stands in the snow during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, 26 December, 2014REUTERS/Toby Melville
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James Milner of Manchester City takes on Youssuf Mulumbu and Andre Wisdom of West Brom as the snow falls during the match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on 26 December, 2014Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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A couple walk their dog through the snow past Butterley Reservoir near the village of Marsden, northern England, on 27 December, 2014OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
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Overnight snow creates a picturesque scene in the countryside near the Staffordshire village of Hanbury on 27 December, 2014 in Hanbury, United KingdomChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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A couple walk through the snow past Butterley Reservoir near the village of Marsden, northern England, on December 27, 2014OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
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Snow in the countryside near the Staffordshire village of Hanbury on 27 December, 2014Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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People sledge in a snow covered park in Sheffield, 27 December, 2014REUTERS/Phil Noble