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The icy spell is coming to an end

Thick frost and freezing fog over western Europe is finally releasing its grasp.
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 08:24

Milder weather is on its way towards the UK, but not everyone will welcome the change.

The conditions are also promising to turn very wet and windy, meaning some people may long for the icy blue skies to return.


PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS
Temperatures in the UK are finally becoming milder after an intense cold snap gripped the country for past few days.


Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Temperatures in London only dropped to -2C, but elsewhere the weather was far colder.


DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS
As the temperatures plummeted, a thick layer of ice was deposited across the countryside.


Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Whilst the scenery was beautiful, the weather also caused severe travel problems.


Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Over 100 flights were cancelled across the UK after a thick blanket of fog descended on Tuesday night.


Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
The bitter weather is now clearing, as milder air pushes in from the Atlantic. However the change will also bring torrential rain and gale-force winds.



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Temperatures in the UK are finally becoming milder after an intense cold snap gripped the country for past few days.

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=01Rp8aF1ZV0dTPHIL NOBLEREUTERSReuters Pictures

Temperatures in the UK are finally becoming milder after an intense cold snap gripped the country for past few days.

Icy leaves
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Temperatures in London only dropped to -2C, but elsewhere the weather was far colder.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=019Gf857cf52fOli ScarffGetty ImagesGetty Images

Temperatures in London only dropped to -2C, but elsewhere the weather was far colder.

Shivering sunrise
Cold callinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=0gly9jG16O4R4

As the temperatures plummeted, a thick layer of ice was deposited across the countryside.

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=0gly9jG16O4R4DARREN STAPLESREUTERSReuters Pictures

As the temperatures plummeted, a thick layer of ice was deposited across the countryside.

Cold calling
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Whilst the scenery was beautiful, the weather also caused severe travel problems.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=045h2L54lU4kLMatt CardyGetty ImagesGetty Images

Whilst the scenery was beautiful, the weather also caused severe travel problems.

Freezing Fog And Frost Hit The UK
Spinning an icy webhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=09Od1b02sTd6q

Over 100 flights were cancelled across the UK after a thick blanket of fog descended on Tuesday night.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:44:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=09Od1b02sTd6qDan KitwoodGetty ImagesGetty Images

Over 100 flights were cancelled across the UK after a thick blanket of fog descended on Tuesday night.

Spinning an icy web
Freezing Fog And Frost Hit The UKhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=0epg3kS4mj3xa

The bitter weather is now clearing, as milder air pushes in from the Atlantic. However the change will also bring torrential rain and gale-force winds.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Icy-weather-in-Europe?image_id=0epg3kS4mj3xaJeff J MitchellGetty ImagesGetty Images

The bitter weather is now clearing, as milder air pushes in from the Atlantic. However the change will also bring torrential rain and gale-force winds.

Freezing Fog And Frost Hit The UK


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