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Snow falls across parts of Kent and Sussex

Snow falling this morning in Tunbridge Wells Credit: Grey2Black Photography

Parts of the UK have seen a flurry of snow as Britain prepares for a "bitterly cold" weekend.

Snow started to fall as far south as Eastbourne in East Sussex, with Beachy Head seeing a light dusting this morning. Parts of Kent, including Tunbridge Wells, and Essex have also seen snowfall.

Snow is largely unexpected for tonight, but there is an ice risk for Sunday morning as a result of the night's frosty conditions. The Met Office said Sunday will be another cold but sunny day and added that there will be further showers on the coastal areas throughout the day.

"It will still be cold tomorrow but perhaps not as cold as it feels today because the winds will be just that little bit lighter."

"There will be a return of milder air from the Atlantic next week, which will cut off this weekend's Arctic chill but will bring showers across the country."

– Spokesman for the Met Office


Wintry spells could see snow settle in the South

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for parts of South East England with snow showers set to continue throughout the day.

Sleet and snow showers are expected across south eastern England today.

These are likely to lead to icy stretches on untreated surfaces and build up of snow, up to 1-3 cm in some places.

Snow starting to gather on the ground Credit: William Reed

We've had reports of snow in Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex - but showers are not settling.

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The Met Office has warned of snow showers into today and tomorrow Credit: ITV Meridian

Treacherous roads in Thames Valley

It was a difficult commute for drivers this morning after the Thames Valley woke up to snow. Roads across the region were passable - but still slower than usual - and treacherous in sub-zero temperatures.

In West Berkshire, a school for special needs children was forced to close for the day, but elsewhere most struggled on. Kate Bunkall reports.

AA called out to vehicles, stuck in snow and ice

Many vehicles were stuck in the snow and ice Credit: AA

The AA reports a busy morning for call-outs as snow and icy conditions affected this morning’s commute across large areas.

Since midnight, the AA has attended 38 vehicles stuck in snow or ice – mostly across London and South-east England – and has attended more than 5,000 breakdowns nationwide so far today (as at 11:00), currently around 1,200 every hour.

The AA says that some drivers are guilty of travelling too fast and too close.


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