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Snow expected to fall in some parts of the UK today

There will be highs of only 8 or 9 Celsius Credit: Met Office

After a chilly and frosty start, most places will have a sunny and dry day, although some southern parts of Britain may be cloudier, with isolated showers until this afternoon.

Wintry showers of rain, sleet, snow and hail are expected across northern Scotland and around some eastern coasts of England. It will feel cold with most places in single figures, and highs of only 8 or 9 Celsius (48F).

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Snow closes federal government offices in Washington

People play in the snow by the US Capitol in Washington. Credit: Reuters

Federal government offices in the Washington area will be closed on Monday after a major snowstorm hit the US.

The blizzard dumped more than 21 inches of snow on the US capital over the weekend.

A message on the Office of Personnel Management website said: "Federal Offices in the Washington, DC area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements."

Schools in the area will also be closed on Monday following the storm.

US snowstorm 'second biggest' ever faced by country

A snowstorm which hit the US this weekend bringing with it chaos and disruption has been described as the "second biggest" storm of its kind that the country has ever faced.

At least 19 people died during the extreme weather and even now as travel bans across the country have been lifetd Americans are still dealing with the aftermath of the influx of snow.

ITV News' Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

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