It's a little unusual to get some snow in May - but it's not unheard of. But it can also snow in summer!
The wintry conditions are now expected to last well into April with this month on track to become the coldest March since 1962.
A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Drifting snow is preventing rescue teams getting to the more remote parts of the country, farmers in Northern Ireland say they expect 'catastrophic' losses of livestock.
Hill farmer Sean Scullion has 40 sheep unaccounted for, speaking to Daybreak he said: "This is a disaster area, this has been a disaster zone for the past three days".
As parts of North Wales enter a fifth day of snow, tourism businesses are bracing themselves for a poor start to the season. The industry is worth £4.2bn per year to the Welsh economy.
The cold snap looks set to continue into the weekend, which is normally seen as the start of the tourism season.
In Tenby, tourists are wrapping up against the unseasonably cold weather:
Homes across Dumfries and Galloway that have been without power since Friday, due to the snow storms, are expected to be reconnected today.
Engineers have been working around the clock to reach remote parts of the region to reconnect power lines that have been damaged by the snow.
At the peak of the problems, around 10,000 homes were left in darkness.
The main concern now is for farmers who have lost livestock, with many of them being buried under the snow.
Hundreds of pregnant sheep are still to be found.
A Met Office statement has warned of a "100% probability" of severe cold weather and icy conditions until Friday morning.
"Bitterly cold easterly winds will persist this week, bringing snow showers to north-east England and light snow flurries across other areas of England.
"With lying snow and partial snow melt during the daytimes, icy conditions are likely during the nights."
Yellow weather warnings are in place across parts of the UK, with wintry showers affecting parts of Northern Ireland and central England this morning.
The Met Office is warning of a risk of ice on untreated roads, with showers of one to two centimetres of snow in places. Yellow warnings:
- Central, Tayside & Fife, East Midlands, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, North East England, Northern Ireland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, Strathclyde, Yorkshire & Humber
Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has praised the work of engineers and people in local communities working to restore services affected by the snow in Scotland.
Speaking yesterday, he said:
– Keith Brown, transport minister
The level of multi-agency co-operation and the support received from local communities and voluntary groups is to be highly commended.
The Scottish Government will continue to do everything we can to support local responders and help co-ordinate the support and help they need until all services are restored.
A spokesman for SSE, the energy supplier for Scotland, has called the disruption to power in Argyll and Arran the worst in 30 years.
The spokesman said:
– SSE Spokesman
Scottish Hydro Power Distribution (SHEPD) engineers are continuing their intense and brave efforts to restore power to homes in Argyll and Arran following unprecedented weather conditions.
Instances of significant damage to the electricity network infrastructure have been among the worst seen for 30 years, with the weight of line icing pressurising the transmission lines around Crossaig where transmission towers were felled by the conditions.
Consumer groups have warned that household energy bills could be set for another rise, with freezing weather forecast to last up until Easter.
Ann Robinson, of price comparison website uswitch.com, told the Times (£): “Consumers are extremely worried about what is likely to happen with their gas bills in future.
"We are now seeing an increase in the wholesale price of electricity.
"It’s pretty grim news as it now looks like there will be significant price increases in electricity and gas bills before this coming winter.”
Britain is expected to remain in the deep freeze for the coming days with the chances of a white Easter looking ever more likely.
For the thousands of people stranded with no electricity supply, the past few days have been an ordeal. But for the farmers whose livestock have perished under snow drifts, the difficulties may have just begun.
ITV News Correspondent Damon Green reports from Lancashire: