This striking image taken by Nasa's Terra satellite on 7 January shows the UK deep in the clutches of the current cold snap.
White houses: Residential streets in Gloucester covered in snow, as seen from the air
Other ground images of the cold weather in Britain
Danger: A makeshift 'closed' sign was put up in Brislington, Bristol, due to sheet ice on the road.
Off-piste: A man makes the most of the snow by skiing down Dean Street in Newcastle city centre
Snow plough: A tractor clears the deep snow in Bredgar, Kent,
All bets are off: A bird's eye view of Cheltenham Racecourse
Snow fun: Children eat dinner inside an igloo they built in Hook in Hampshire.
Isolated: Children play in the village of Cow Ark, Lancashire, which has been cut off by snow for three weeks .