Dogs across Britain go bonkers for snow as Storm Darcy blankets UK in frost

Dogs across Britain have been snapped going crazy for snow after Storm Darcy plunged the country into icy lows of -10C.

Pet owners who braved bitterly cold weather to take their beloved pooches for a walk in the white stuff after snow fell across the UK overnight.

Forecasters warned of "significant disruptive" snow in some parts of the country but several dogs paid no mind to the risky conditions and stepped outside for some fun.

Pictures of the snow day have been posted to social media by owners showing off their dogs, with one pup even spotted wearing a jacket.

Snow clung to the fur of one dog, Milo, who was pictured playing in his garden.

Another dog, Bella, patiently posed for a picture as snow fell around her.

She was spotted smiling with her tongue out wearing a jacket with a lead before her owners let her off to play.

Lucy Kenny, who owns Woody, also took a picture of her dog playing in the snow.

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She said: "He looks so scruffy hahaha! But he did love the snow."

The ginger happy dog's fur really stands out against the white backdrop, and we're sure his shaggy coat kept him warm!

Thick jumpers, gloves, scarves and hats have been recommended for all over the coming days as The Met Office have forecasted up to 30cm of snow in some parts of the country.

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The cold snap is expected to last around four days as biting weather, dubbed Beast of the East 2, comes in from Russia and Eastern Europe.

On Sunday January 7, the Met Office said members of the public should expect severe disruptions to road travel.

An amber weather warning is in place across Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent and Medway, with yellow warnings for snow and ice issues across the east of the British island.

The warning envelopes Shetland too, with Northern Ireland also issuing a yellow warning in terms of ice.

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Met Office meteorologist, Sarah Kent, said: "The air will be cold but it will not be as bitingly cold as it was back in 2018."

Dr Owen Landeg, of Public Health England, warned the blast could pose a risk to life and urged people to check on older family and friends.

He said: "Cold weather isn't just uncomfortable, it can have a serious impact on health.

"For older people and those with heart and lung problems, it can increase the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

"So it's really crucial at this time, especially ahead of a potentially very cold snap, to remember to check on frail or older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses."

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