Photos: Snow paints wintry scene in London, UK to kickoff holiday season

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November 30, 2017, 12:39:32 PM EST

A layer of snow covered the United Kingdom this week, causing a wintry end to November.

This wintry mix is being driven by a northeasterly wind. This wind is bringing colder air towards the British Isles over the North Sea, which fueled showers along the eastern coast of the United Kingdom, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.

"As the winds moved to the southwest, they moved onto land, which was generally around to just below freezing, causing the snow that fell to accumulate mainly on grassy surfaces," Roys said.

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The snowfall ranged from about 1-3 inches (3-8 cm) throughout the United Kingdom.

A lot of the snow that is being reported fell across eastern England near the coast, Roys said.

The recent chill is expected to continue for much of the month ahead, resulting in the coldest December in seven years.

The snowy conditions have been met by a lot of excitement, with a flood of snow photos and numerous trends emerging on social media.

This is the earliest and best snow I’ve seen in England in years ❄️❄️

— Joshua Lucking (@Joshfr3d)

BREAKING NEWS: It’s snowing.
England is full of surprises.

— White24Room (@White24Room)

Just like the Christmas ad, the Tan Hill Inn was under a blanket of snow this morning...... unfortunatly no lock in #uksnow @UKSnowUpdates @StormHour #snow @northyorkswx

— PAUL KINGSTON (@PaulKingstonNNP)
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