Hundreds Visit Park To Go Sledging And Have Snowball Fights Despite Lockdown
As large parts of the UK were hit with snow over the weekend, images show hundreds of people packing into a park despite lockdown rules.
Photos taken at Primrose Hill in London show large crowds gathered to sledge or take part in snowball fights.
Elsewhere, other parks and public spaces also saw an influx of visitors who headed out despite the plunging temperatures.
Met Police tweeted to remind residents to stay safe in the bad weather and to stick to social distancing rules if braving the cold weather.
Under current lockdown rules in England, people are allowed outside to exercise by yourself, with people you live with or your support bubble or with one person from another household provided you are on your own.
You should also stay at least 2 metres apart from anyone who isn't from your household or support bubble.
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning from coast to coast in the south of England, stopping just below Manchester.
"Residents in the affected areas have been warned to expect icy patches, with possible disruptions to travel by road and rail - the Met Office told people to only drive if necessary.
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The east coast of Scotland has also been hit with a yellow weather warning.
And it seems as though the cold weather isn't going anywhere any time soon.
:snowflake:We hope you enjoyed the brief snowfall earlier. :snowflake:- Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) January 24, 2021
Please stay safe if you're walking or driving this afternoon. It's going to be slippy out there for a while.
Also, if you are outside, please remember to keep a safe distance from those around you. pic.twitter.com/W5ZTUJzycG
In a post on Twitter, the Met Office said: "Outbreaks of snow will continue over parts of north Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and south-east England with some further significant accumulations causing disruption.
"Wintry showers will also affect western parts with local temporary accumulations and a risk of ice."
While meteorologist Simon Partridge told the Daily Express: "The Midlands is where we are going to see the snow lasting the longest.
"The band of snow that came through overnight stalled over the Midlands and will then track its way back over south-east England."
He added: "Temperatures are expected to dip to between minus 4C (24.8F) and minus 6C (21.2F) quite widely tonight and where we get that snow lying in parts of the Midlands we could see one or two places where temperatures are as low as minus 10C (14F)."
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