Freezing Temperatures And More Snow Forecast

Up to 3cm of snow could fall across eastern coasts this week as forecasters warn of more freezing temperatures and travel disruption.

The Met Office issued a severe weather warning and advised the wintry conditions could cause widespread disruption.

Forecasters urged the public to beware of "severe or hazardous weather" which had the potential to cause "danger to life or widespread disruption".

Sky weather presenter Isobel Lang said temperatures could plunge by mid-week which could affect some roads and flights in the South.

"It will remain cold through the week with the increasing risk of bitter northeasterly winds and some snow showers for more eastern and southeastern parts of England," she said.

"This looks most likely to take place during Wednesday and Thursday and it may be that one to three centimetres of snow settles.

"Although not substantial, this may affect some of the major routes such as the A1 and M25 as well as Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

"Confidence in the detail is low at this stage and if travelling this week it would be advisable to keep up to date with the latest forecasts. It may be that many places away from the east miss the snow altogether."

The forecast comes after snow showers and wintry temperatures swept into the North West last week leading to a dozen rail services between Manchester and Yorkshire being cancelled.

A fierce blast of cold air also brought more snow and freezing temperatures to some parts of Britain this weekend.