In pictures: Parts of Britain hit by snow as country battered by strong winds

Parts of Britain woke up to snow on Sunday as gales battered the country throughout the day.

Wintry weather hit some parts of the country and in others people were hit by winds of up to 65mph.

Police forces reported closed roads due to snow on Sunday morning, while others said they had been called to a number of fallen trees.

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The Queen Elizabeth II bridge across the Thames at the Dartford crossing was closed due to strong winds on Sunday morning.

The Woodhead Pass in the Pennines was closed because of snow and a collision, South Yorkshire Police said, while Leicestershire Police said the fast lane of the M1 between junctions 22 and 23 was “unsafe” due to snowfall.

After a slight reprieve on Monday the wild weather is expected to make a return towards the middle of the week.

The Met Office has issued two further yellow weather warnings for wind – the first covering much of Northern Ireland starting at 3pm on Tuesday and lasting until midnight with another in place for much of England from around midnight on Wednesday until 3pm.

During the warning periods, across Northern Ireland there could be gusts of 60mph-70mph, with 50mph-55mph seen quite widely across England and 60mph-65mph in coastal areas.

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