And that is not the end - the coming weeked would be worse and up to four inches of snow is expected to fall in the frozen North East and Scotland, with ice forming overnight and more disruption expected on transport networks.
A biting wind from Russia, nicknamed the Beast from the East, is making seasonal temperatures of around 5C (41F) feel far colder. Sub-zero temperatures are expected into the weekend, with lows of -5 or -6C forecast for tonight, although the South West could reach 8 or 9C over the next few days.
The rain and wind has battered Beachy Head to the point that it caused three major cliff collapses in a week. One National Trust worker said he had never known erosion as bad as those that happened recently.
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While this happens in the north, signs of spring appear in the South West with temperatures reaching 8 or 9C.