Freezing temperatures have created a cold, foggy and frosty end to 2016 for areas across England and Wales, with the MET office having issued a yellow weather warning for fog creating difficult driving conditions. Photos of wintry woodlands and icy rivers show the sudden change of climate during the Christmas period. IBTimesUK presents some of the best photographs taken across southern England over the course of this week:

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A woodland is shrouded in fog in NorthwichChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Frost clings to the fauna and flora at Neumann's Flashes nature reserve in NorthwichChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Frost clings to the fauna and flora at the National Trust's Dunham Massey Park in AltrinchamChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Frost begins to melt on reeds in Clapham Common, LondonDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Ice clings to plants in Clapham Common, LondonDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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A woman walks through fog in Clapham Common, LondonDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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A woman walks through fog as the sun rises over Clapham Common, LondonDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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The sun sets behind a wood shrouded in fog in NorthwichChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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The sun begins to warm the frost covered ground at the National Trust's Dunham Massey Park in AltrinchamChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Early morning fog and mist lingers as the sun rises over the village of Kilmersdon near Radstock in SomersetMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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A man makes his way through mist on a frost covered Greenwich Park, south east LondonJustin Tallis/AFP
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Early morning frost, fog and mist lingers as the sun rises over the Kennet and Avon canal in BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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Boats are seen on the River Thames during a winter morning in the village of GoringDaniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images
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Fog lingers over Clapham Common, LondonDan Kitwood/Getty Images