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Snowfall causes problems in the South East

Further snowfall today has continued to cause problems across the South East.

Kent and Sussex were hit hard causing havoc for drivers, with some having to abandon cars at the roadside.

The A249 remains shut northbound after a lorry accident.

Meanwhile, a number of schools across the region have had to close due to the bad weather.

However, some pupils were determined not to be stopped by the snow.

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Airports expecting delays due to snow

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Heathrow and Gatwick Airport have warned passengers there could be delays and cancellations to flights today if the weather is as the Met Office expects.

A yellow weather warning of snow has been issued across South East England.

There is a chance snow could settle this afternoon potentially causing problems during rush hour.

Heavy rain and strong winds are also anticipated with skies expected to clear on Thursday night leading to widespread ice to form on untreated surfaces.

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Tuesday's weather for the Meridian region

John sent in this photo of a frozen leaf and berry in Hedge End Credit: John Cuthbert

It will be a cold and bright start to the day. Through the day there will be plenty of sunny spells and light winds, although it will still feel chilly. The sunshine may become hazy through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 6 deg C (43 deg F).

Tonight: It will be cold overnight. Areas of mist and freezing fog will develop quite quickly through the evening with a sharp frost developing widely. Minimum temperature -2 deg C (28 deg F).

Wednesday: A frosty and in places foggy morning. A dry and bright day for many although fog will linger across some areas giving a very cold and dull day. Maximum temperature 6 deg C (43 deg F).

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: A chilly start Thursday with lingering fog in some spots but mainly dry, bright and chilly. Mostly dry on Friday and Saturday but becoming breezy and cloudier.

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