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.
ScottishPower says it has returned power to all of the properties that had been cut off in Galloway as a result of the wintry conditions.
Some 300 engineers have been working to restore the electricity supply since Sunday morning when around 3,000 customers suffered a blackout.
More than 3,000 people in the west of Scotland are to spend a fourth night without power after it emerged that two electricity pylons were toppled by ice.
Scottish and Southern Energy said the number of people affected in Kintyre, Argyll, and on the Isle of Arran stands at 3,300, down from 5,000 earlier today.
A spokesman said it was the first time in the company's history that two of its metal pylons have come down, and was the worst infrastructure damage seen in 30 years.
Many residents on the Isle of Arran are preparing to spend their fourth night without electricity.
Engineers have been working around the clock to restore power to the island off the west coast of Scotland, but the damage is likely to take weeks to put right.
ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports from Arran:
Whilst the snow is an inconvenience for many, for others it is a source of fun and beauty.
Hiker Steve MacDonald explores the hills and crags of the Lake District in all weather. He captured these photographs in recent days:
Farmers across Northern Ireland and Wales are fearing for their future as the snow inflicts untold damage on their livestock.
Some sheep farmers have been trying to dig their flocks out from under deep drifts, but only a few of the animals they find have survived.
ITV News' Marc Mallett reports:
Diggers have been ploughing through deep snow drifts to clear country lanes in the Burnley area of Lancashire.
Snow drifts in excess of five metres deep (16ft 4in) have been reported on roads in many areas of northern England.
She said she had requested urgent helicopter support from the Secretary of State to enable the drops.
Sean Scullion, a farmer from Glenarm in County Antrim, warned that "tens of thousands of animals" could perish in the fields and that urgent action was needed.
Scottish Power has announced that it is providing hotel accommodation to any customers that are expected to remain without power this evening.
Around 300 households in Dumfries and Galloway are still without power but Scottish Power said it should be able to restore electricity there "in the near future".
The company said it has more than 300 engineers in the Wigtownshire and Barrhill areas of western Scotland, and that they are encountering "some of the most difficult conditions they have ever faced".
Energy company SSE has said it expects some of the 5,000 homes without power in Kintyre and Arran to be linked to emergency generators.
Scottish transport minister Keith Brown, who visited Arran today, said that "dozens" of generators had been brought to the island and that SSE was providing hot meals to those without power.
The company has also drafted in around 400 engineering staff and is operating six helicopters in the area.
British Red Cross has sent blankets and 100 hot water bottles to help resident keep warm.