Temperatures have plunged to well below freezing in many parts of the UK, as the cold weather continues to edge its way across parts of the England and Wales. With temperatures as low as -8C – causing areas to completely freeze over – it is a drastic contrast for what was once considered to be the warmest winter on record.

Photographer Matt Cardy has captured the city of Bath on one particularly icy morning, from the frosty edges of the barges which have been frozen into the solid icy water of the Kennet and Avon canal, to the thick mist and fog rising over the town centre on a bitter January morning. Cardy focuses on the intricate details given off by the Arctic blasts which the city has recently seen.

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Smoke from heaters rises from narrowboats moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canal at Bathampton in BathMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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A narrowboat is seen moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canal Matt Cardy/ Getty Images
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Smoke from heaters rises from narrowboats moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canal Matt Cardy/ Getty Images
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Smoke from heaters rises from narrowboats moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canal Matt Cardy/ Getty Images
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Frost clings to a bike stored on the roof of a narrowboat moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canal Matt Cardy/ Getty Images
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People run past narrowboats moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canalMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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A layer of ice surrounds a boat moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canalMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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People run past narrowboats moored on the frozen Kennet and Avon canal Matt Cardy/ Getty Images
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The winter sun shines on houses in Bath, UKMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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Morning mist lingers in the city centre in Bath, UKMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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A woman has a cigarette as she leans out of a window overlooking a street in the city centre in Bath, UKMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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Birds fly above buildings as morning mist lingers above the city centre in Bath, UKMatt Cardy/ Getty Images
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Morning mist lingers above the city centre in Bath, UKMatt Cardy/ Getty Images