Heavy snow has caused disruption across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

Leon Brown, a meteorologist at Weather Channel UK, said: "This colder spell of weather looks like it will be with us until at least the end of next week. In fact, next week looks a lot colder than the next few days with a wider snow risk, and we may see some severe frosts, even over central and southern Britain by the middle of next week."

Not everyone was unhappy about the snow, as shown by these lovely photos taken around Belfast by Getty Images photographer Charles McQuillan.

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Bingo the donkey shelters from the snow on Divis mountain in Belfast, Northern IrelandCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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Farmer Ray Connelly hugs his donkey Bingo as it takes shelter from the snowCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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A horse looks for food in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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A horse stands in the snow in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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Motorists make their way over Hannahstown Hill in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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A stranded motorist makes his way over Dundrod in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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Hector, a Spanish water dog, chases after a ball in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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Hector plays with a ball in the Belfast snowCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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Two young boys enjoy a snowball fight in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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A worker clears snow from the blade of a snow plough in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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A wild horse makes its way across snow-covered fields on Divis mountain in BelfastCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
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A horse stands in a snowy field as motorists make their way over Hannahstown HillCharles McQuillan/Getty Images