Up to 3 centimetres of snow has fallen in parts of Kent, including the A249 near Maidstone.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the south-east.
Outbreaks of snow could bring local accumulations of 2-3 cm.
Some disruption to transport is possible as well as slippery conditions on roads and pavements.
The warning is in place until 7pm this evening.
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The snow warning area covers Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. An ice warning has been issued for Oxfordshire, West Berkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. Watch the weather forecasts from Simon Parkin throughout the day.
Rain is likely to turn to sleet and snow in places during Wednesday night across parts of central and eastern England, before gradually easing and clearing away southeastwards on Thursday morning. Some places will see rain or sleet rather than snow, but at least for some of the higher ground, and more locally at lower elevations, accumulations of 2-5 cm of snow are possible, which could fall within 2-3 hours. Please be aware of the risk of localised disruption to travel, and keep up to date with forecasts and warnings, which will be kept under close review.This warning has been updated to take the main risk area further east, although there is a risk of ice following rain, sleet and snow further north and west.
We may not have seen much real snow this winter but there are plenty of snowdrops popping up all over the region, as Simon has been finding out..
An alert has been issued by the Met Office for the following regions:
- East Midlands (Yellow)
- Yorkshire & Humber (Yellow)
- East of England (Yellow)
- London & South East England (Yellow)
- West Midlands (Yellow)
- South West England (Yellow)
- North West England (Yellow)
Rain seems likely to turn to sleet and snow in places during Wednesday night across parts of central and southern England, before gradually easing and clearing away southeastwards on Thursday morning. Some places will see rain or sleet rather than snow - but at least for some of the higher ground, and more locally at lower elevations, there may be a cover of snow - perhaps a few cm locally.
Please be aware of the possibility of localised disruption to travel, and keep up to date with forecasts and warnings, which may well be updated.
Motorists are being urged to take great care this weekend, with the possibility of wintry showers for the region. Temperatures are set to drop below zero. Forecasters say that Central and Southern England could receive wintry showers over the weekend.