North America has been hit by the coldest temperatures in decades after a a polar vortex led to extreme weather conditions. In Baltimore, temperatures remain well below freezing, with ice forming on buildings, cars and roads.
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The Thames Barrier aims to prevent London, UK from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea. After a period of recent storms and heavy rain, forecasters are warning that there is still more bad weather to come over the next few days.
Ice forms on an abandoned dock in the East River as extreme freezing conditions, known as a polar vortex, hit New York. The Atlantic seaboard of the US is gripped by the coldest weather it has had in decades
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People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break on Porthcawl harbour, South Wales. The UK has been hit by storms and flooding over the past week
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National Park Service workers spread salt on the icy steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. A heavy snowstorm and dangerously cold conditions gripped the northeastern United States on Friday. Read more
Waves crash over the seafront in Blackpool, England. Gail-force winds and an expected tidal surge are set to cause widespread flooding in coastal areas of western England and Scotland.
A wave breaks over the seafront at dawn in West Bay during stormy weather in Dorset, England. Storm and flood warnings have been issued for the south west of England Read more
Pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge as it snows in New York on Friday. The storm is expected to bring snow, stiff winds and punishing cold into the north east.
A balloon vendor walks through a cold and foggy morning in Lahore, Pakistan. Fog in Punjab and other parts of the country has badly affected flight and rail schedules Read more
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City during a snowstorm.