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    PHOTOS: Cold snap to continue after snow whitens the United Kingdom

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    January 19, 2016, 6:11:15 AM EST

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    The cold snap will persist across the United Kingdom early this week after weekend snow whitened some communities.


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    A spell of wintry precipitation moved through London and Oxford on Saturday night and early on Sunday. While this has moved away, some of the coldest air so far this season will hold firm in these cities and across all of the British Isles through the beginning of the week. Northern Ireland and western Scotland will be the exceptions as temperatures return closer to average.

    Temperatures during the day will be held slightly below normal before dropping below freezing at night. Only places at the immediate coast will not experience air frost.

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    In preparation for the cold snap, Network Rail has pledged to work around the clock to prevent unnecessary travel delays.

    "We’ll also be running our fleet of anti-icing trains and working closely with train operators to run empty passenger trains throughout the night to prevent ice forming on tracks and live power rails," a Network Rail spokesperson said.

    Ominous storm clouds hover over New South Wales


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    Cold, however, will not be the theme for the rest of the month as a change in the weather pattern will allow the chill to ease later this week.

    "Later in the week, the United Kingdom will get into a more active weather pattern and it will become milder," AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards said.

    Any extreme weather, such as widespread flooding rain and damaging winds, is not expected.

    Content contributed by Adam Douty, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist.

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