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Met Office issues sleet and snow warning for tonight

There is a risk of sleet and snow tonight Credit: ITV

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.

– Met Office

Warning - we could have sleet and snow on Wednesday night

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.

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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
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