It's snowing in the South!

The first snow of the year has hit the south as large areas of Britain experience a taste of winter weather. The AA has warned that 75% of drivers are not prepared for conditions on the roads, and urged drivers to carry an essential winter kit.

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Broadstairs beach covered by snow

The snowy scene in Broadstairs, Kent this morning Credit: Richard Gaisford

It was an unusual sight for dog walkers in Broadstairs today - as the entire beach was covered in snow. The cold and snowy weather is due to particularly effect the East of the country today. This photo was taken by ITV Daybreak reporter Richard Gaisford this morning.

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Whiteout in Witney - ground covered in snow

Snow covers the ground in the Prime Minister's constituency Credit: Richard West

Snow covered the ground in parts of Oxfordshire this morning. Meridian viewer Richard West sent in these photos from Witney. The south is expected to escape the worst of the snow, although there are reports of a light dusting in Hampshire and Kent.

Fields are all white in Witney Credit: Richard West
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