The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for snow and ice across parts of southern England, Wales and Scotland until 12pm on Sunday.
Forecasters have said the cold snap will continue though to next week and there is a chance that small rural communities may be cut off.
Ellie Wilson, Met Office meteorologist, said, “It’s looking to stay quite chilly through next week with frost overnight and some cold temperatures in the day as well.
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“Today’s been a bit more snow than we were originally thinking.
“Through Sunday morning, most wintry showers are going to be focused on northern parts of the UK – so Scotland – and the south west of England.
“Through Sunday and into Monday, there’s a chance the south east of England could see a little bit more in the way of snow although there’s a little bit of uncertainty there.
🌫️ A cloudier and murkier morning on Sunday for central and southern areas with any freezing fog patches very slow to clear
🌨️ Icy stretches are possible across northern and eastern Scotland, as well as western England and Wales, as wintry showers fall on frozen surfaces pic.twitter.com/bmArF159gn
— Met Office (@metoffice) December 11, 2022
“There could also possibly be the odd flurry in the south Midlands – the Bristol/Bath area – but anything settling will likely be above 200-300 metres.”
She said as to how long the cold snap will last, “We’re expecting it to last at least through next week.
“There’s a chance that temperatures could fluctuate a little bit but we’re not expecting them to become much milder than we’ve seen recently with overnight frost expected until at least next Friday, even into the weekend.”