Flights diverted as snow storms hit Britain
Snow has come bizarely early in the UK this year, with the Southwest of the country getting snowfall yesterday. The Southwest of England usually doesn't see much snow at all for the entire winter.
Luton Airport was forced to divert a number of its flights on Tuesday evening while airport workers cleared snow from the runway.
The seven flights were diverted to Birmingham and Stansted airports.
London also saw snow and hail as thermometers fell below zero across the country. Meanwhile, Hertfordshire saw up to two inches of snow.
With Arctic winds bringing a sudden cold snap to the country, large swaths of northern Scotland and England were turned white with the first significant snowfall in October since 2003.
With road gritters out in some areas, night-time temperatures dropped to a bitter 24F (-4C) in eastern England last night with similar lows forecast for tonight. In northern Scotland, gale force winds left temperatures feeling much lower.