An Amber severe weather warning is in place for ice and snow across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of northern and western England.Some 8cm of snow has already fallen in Aviemore, in the Scottish Highlands while parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and areas to the west of the Pennines have also seen a covering.National Park ranger Rob Steemson said: 'One canoeist was trapped under a tree and unfortunately passed away.'The river obviously rises and falls quite quickly, but yesterday morning it was roaring.'With the heavy winds as well, quite a few trees have come down overnight and unfortunately that's what's trapped this person.' Meanwhile, flood barriers have been put up on Newcastle's Quayside as the North East braces itself for high tides, large waves carrying debris and possible coastal flooding.Storm Caroline will result in some large waves and higher sea levels along the region's coast as strong winds combine with high tides, forecasters have warned.
Met Office meteorologist John West said: 'We saw a fairly consistent stream of snow showers overnight, and there will be a constant feed throughout the day and into Friday.'We could see some fairly significant accumulations.Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted.Snow showers continue to affect Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and the Midlands. 10-20 cm possible in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands.Lows of -12C (10F) are expected by Saturday night in Scotland with temperatures struggling to get above freezing over the weekend, combined with bitterly cold winds.The DFDS King Seaways arrives at the mouth of the River Tyne in windy conditions in South Shields, Tyne & Wear as parts of Britain woke up to a blanket of snow caused by an Arctic airflow in the wake of Storm Caroline Dramatic pictures from across the country have already revealed a number of stricken vehicles which have crashed on treacherous roads in Scotland, Flintshire, the Peak District and Derbyshire (pictured) A Flybe flight battles with high winds as it lands at Leeds Bradford Airport with snow on the ground.Much of Britain has seen snow, ice and high winds has Storm Caroline makes it's way over the country Frequent snow showers with 2-5 cm of snow likely widely, and 10-20 cm in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and northwest Midlands.Possible travel delays on roads and cancellations to rail and air travel.Some short term loss of power and other services is possible, as well as delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.Coastal communities affected by spray and large waves.The Met Office is unclear about what path the storm may take.A spokesman for the Met Office confirmed that it will be monitoring the storm over the weekend and will offer weather warnings if necessary.