Freezing conditions and snow has hit North Wales this morning as the polar vortex dubbed "Beast From The East" makes its way across the country.

Denbighshire County Council has been updating its website with school closures.

The follow schools have been listed as closed: Bodnant Community School, Prestatyn; St Brigid's School, Denbigh; Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch; Ysgol Bodfari; Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, Denbigh; Ysgol Bryn Clwyd, Llandyrnog; Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog; Ysgol Clawdd Offa in Prestatyn; Ysgol Dewi Sant, Rhyl; Ysgol Frongoch Junior, Denbigh; Ysgol Gellifor; Ysgol Henllan; Ysgol Hiraddug, Dyserth; Ysgol Llanbedr; Ysgol Llywelyn in Rhyl; Ysgol Mair, Rhyl; Ysgol Pant Pastynog; Ysgol Pendref, Denbigh; Ysgol Penmorfa, Prestatyn; Ysgol Pentrecelyn; Ysgol Rhewl; Ysgol Trefnant, Ysgol Tremeirchon, St Asaph; Ysgol Twn o'r Nant, Denbigh; Ysgol y Castell in Rhuddlan; Ysgol y Llys, Prestatyn and Ysgol y Parc, Denbigh.

Secondary schools listed as closed include: Blessed Edward Jones R.C. High School, Rhyl; Denbigh High School; Prestatyn High School; Rhyl High School; St Brigid's School; Ysgol Brynhyfryn, Ruthin; Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St.Asaph; Ysgol Plas Cefndy and Ysgol Plas Cefndy Milestones Unit.

For the full/updated list, visit According to the Met Office, the 'Beast from the East' is a phrase used to describe cold and wintry conditions in the UK as a result of easterly winds from the near continent.

When pressure is high over Scandinavia, the UK tends to experience a polar continental air mass.

When this happens in winter, cold air is drawn in from the Eurasian landmass bringing the cold and wintry conditions that give rise to the 'Beast from the East' moniker.