The freezing weather engulfing the UK could last until the end of April, weather forecasters have predicted.
The Met Office suggests temperatures are unlikely to recover to normal averages until the latter part of next month.
It has issued a cold weather alert for much of England, with a 100% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions until Friday.
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.