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Ice Pancakes

How beautiful are these rarely seen ice pancakes.

A rare weather phenomenon - known as ice pancakes - have been spotted in the River Tyne as the region experiences a cold snap.

The discs usually occur in very cold oceans and lakes, most frequently seen in the Baltic Sea and around Antarctica.

They were captured on camera by ITV weatherman Ross Hutchinson at Wylam, in Northumberland.

Although the ice pancakes look solid, they are often slushy and easily break apart when lifted up out of the water.

This sighting comes as temperatures of -7C have been recorded in some areas of the region this week.

Yellow weather warnings for ice and snow are in place until Friday, with people warned to expect more sub-zero temperatures.


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