By TAMARA COHEN
Ice, ice baby: Frozen in full flow, this dramatic waterfall at Fisher Gill in the Lake District appears still to be frothing and bubbling, as fell walker Martin Campbell looks on in wonder
Snow will sweep the country this weekend as the Arctic freeze tightens its grip.
Forecasters issued a nationwide cold weather alert, with temperatures expected to plunge as low as -10c (14f) from tonight.
Around two inches of snow covered Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk in white, while in the Pennines, fences and phone masts resembled ice sculptures.
The east of the country will again be covered in snow today and the South-East, Midlands and North will be hit tomorrow afternoon.
Frozen cascade: Fell walker Mr Campbell at the bottom of the Fisher Gill waterfall in Cumbria. Freezing weather has been sweeping towards us from eastern Europe where temperatures plummeted to -30c this week
London ice: The fountain next to Westminster Bridge demonstrates how low the temperatures have dropped in London
Snowy scenes: Freya Kirkpatrick, 4, surveys the wintry landscape on top of Rushup Edge near Edale, Derbyshire, yesterday as temperatures plummet
Sub-arctic temperatures: Snow falling and freezing on wire fences and walls in the Pennines yesterday make ice sculptures as the whole landscape turns white