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UK Weather: Teesdale Waterfall Freezes As Temperatures Hit -7C (PICTURES)

15/03/2013 09:29 GMT

It's freezing cold up in Newcastle as Geordies shiver through the tail end of the cold snap, currently chilling the eastern side of Britain.

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Icicles at The Bow Lee Beck at Gibsons Cave in Teesdale

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Bob Ripley, 62, from Richmond looks at the icicles as temperatures fell to minus seven on Thursday night

The cold weather has also created some dazzling scenery down south, with water thrown up from a puddle causing this display of icicles in Essex.

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Icicles formed on a hedge in Essex

But while Britons might be moaning about the cold snap, conditions in northern France are even more severe. The army was involved in Beaumont-Hague after blizzard conditions left motorists stranded.

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Beaumont-Hague, northern France was hit by blizzard conditions earlier this week

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Coaches are blocked by snow on the D901 around Beaumont-Hague, northern France

There's no more snow forecast for Britain in the coming days, but sub zero temperatures are heading up north, with most of Scotland due for a frigid start to the weekend.

Friday is due to be a washout for the West, with dark rainclouds hovering over Wales, Preston and Manchester for most of the day. These stormy skies will blow east as Saturday approaches, forecasting a grim outlook for partygoers over the weekend.

There's sunshines, showers and cloud cover forecast for most of Britain on Sunday as our changeable climate lives up to its reputation.

However the weather will gradually grow milder, and as we head into next week temperatures will reach the dizzy heights of 7 or 8C in the South West.