Snow fell overnight in Devon in the south west of England, and in Shropshire in the midlands.

Weather can be unpredictable – but snowfall in May? We had been expecting to have the board shorts and sunnies out by now.

“It’s crazy – when I went to bed last night I couldn’t see out of my front window for the snow,” Sheila Coates, from Princeton, Devon, told the BBC of the freaky weather.

What was that? Did someone say global warming?

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