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Spring Snowstorm Hits Northern Scotland

BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND - APRIL 03: Nina Padmanabhan and Murray Waugh shelter from the cold in a red telephone box following a sledging trip on April 3, 2012 in Braemar, Scotland. Snow has returned to parts of Scotland just a week after the country experienced record high temperatures for March. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

In photos: Freak spring snow hits the UK

Freak spring weather has left parts of Scotland and the north of England under a blanket of snow - leaving 3,000 homes without power and roads closed. The snowfall comes just a week after the mercury rose to a record-breaking 23.6C in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. A snow warning has been issued as wintry showers are set to move south across the UK on Tuesday.