Monday 1 December marks the start of the meteorological winter but why do winters in the UK vary so much year to year, from mild to cold and from wet to dry?
In this video, ITV Weather Forecaster Aidan McGivern examines the main global influences of the UK's weather during the coldest season of the year.
There are plenty of potholes across the region's roads and things could get worse once the cold weather sets in.
The Highways Agency has admitted they will not be repaired until next year.
Click here to watch Malcolm Robertson's report.
Most of us know the roads are more dangerous at this time of year, but it seems many motorists in the East aren't aware of exactly how to prepare for the risks.
The Highways Agency has been at the Snozone in Milton Keynes to remind motorists how to guard against the onset of snow and ice.
Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report.
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