Snow showers and sleet are expected to affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland today, with snow falling to lower levels and extending further south through the day.

Motorists have been warned to expect difficult driving conditions as icy weather continues to grip the UK.

The Met Office has issued yellow 'be aware' warnings for ice across the entire country and snow across the Midlands, northern England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Sheep in the snowy fields around High Bradfield. Credit: PA
Snow covers fields near Alderley Edge, near Manchester. Credit: Reuters
Sunrise over the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire. Credit: PA