In Pictures: Storm Bella brings snow and floods

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Flooding, snow and winds of more than 100mph saw many parts of the UK coping with tricky weather conditions over the weekend.

Two threat-to-life flood warnings were in place in Northamptonshire on Sunday morning, while snow fell in Scotland and a top wind speed of 106mph was recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight overnight on Saturday.

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Residents living near the River Great Ouse in north Bedfordshire were “strongly urged” to seek alternative accommodation due to fears of flooding (Joe Giddens/PA)
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In Norfolk, the flooded A1101 in Welney was passable only by boat (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Anthony Gleave and his son Arthur, 3, canoe along the A1101 (Joe Giddens/PA)
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A woman rides a horse through flood water in Bedfordshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Two severe flood warnings indicating a potential threat to life were in place on Sunday morning (Joe Giddens/PA)
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A rainbow over Great Doddington in Northamptonshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
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A downed tree in Golders Green, London as winds reached more than 100mph overnight (Alan Schneiderman/@alan_s01/PA)
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The gales meant that for the first time ever, more than half of Britain’s electricity was generated by wind power on Saturday (Joe Giddens/PA)

Meanwhile, snow fell across the central belt of Scotland and on higher ground in other parts of the UK.

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A man walks through the snow in Killin, Stirlingshire (Jane Barlow/PA)
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A snow plough spreads grit (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Snow fell at Mugdock Country Park, Glasgow (@BARRA72/Twitter/PA)
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A motorist stops to take a closer look at the red deer (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Hikers faced snow and high winds on Bleaklow Moor in the Peak District (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Children attempted sledging on the north coast of Northern Ireland (Edward Murphy/Twitter/PA)