Forecasters are predicting the cold weather could last well into April raising fears about the elderly and vulnerable. In Northern Ireland, the helicopters have been out again delivering emergency food supplies to remote farms and communities cut off by deep snow.
From County Down, ITV News Reporter Marc Mallett:
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.
Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.