Snow is the one weather word guaranteed to get people talking and today the Met Office has issued a yellow 'be prepared' warning for London.
William Hill have been forced to slash the price of a white Easter. The price of snow in London has halved to 5/1 from an original 10/1
Some motorists trapped overnight were caught in treacherous conditions on the M23 in Sussex and on the A23 in Kent
The Met Office says rain will turn to snow for a time with some disruption expected during the morning rush hour. Forecasters can't predict its exact course at this stage.
– Met Office statement
An area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards on Friday. There is considerable uncertainty in its track and therefore on the risk and location of any snow.
This warning will be kept under review and the public are advised to keep up to date with the forecast and warnings.
The Met Office is warning snow may fall on parts of London and the South East by the end of the week.
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Bookmaker William Hill says it's seeing a flurry of bets on a white Easter, and is now offering the shortest price in the history of weather betting.
The odds on snow falling in London on Easter Sunday are now just 2/1, down from 16/1 three weeks ago. It's now offering 25/1 that snow will fall in London on the day of the boat race.
The bookmaker has closed betting on a freezing temperature being recorded on the mainland on Easter Sunday, saying it's become "a virtual certainty"
With Easter approaching, garden centres should be enjoying one of their busiest times of the year; bustling with customers eager for spring plants.
But one in north London is cancelling orders of stock because the weather's so bad.
Martin Stew reports.
Train passengers battling the icy blasts to get to work endured more travel misery today.
At Wimbledon in south west London speed restrictions of 5mph had to be imposed, with a number of South West Trains services cancelled and others being altered.
An electrical supply problem meant buses had to run between Oxted in Surrey and East Grinstead/Uckfield in Sussex and there were delays to services between Hurst Green and East Croydon.
Over-running engineering work meant there were delays through Selhurst station in south east London and the same problem meant disruption to East Coast and First Capital Connect services to and from King's Cross station in London.
Replacement buses had to run between New Barnet and Alexandra Palace in north London and journey times in and out of King's Cross were being extended by up to an hour.
It may officially be spring, but it looks like the middle of winter at the moment as snow and sleet fell across London and the surrounding counties this morning.
This time, the airports stayed open - but it caused havoc with the sporting fixtures.
Piers Hopkirk reports: