Kent set for cold snap and snow as weather alert issued

People walking on Millenium Bridge under snow

People walking on Millenium Bridge under snow

A weather front from the South West moving towards the North East is set to bring heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday with strong winds, while the latter part of the week will see a return to colder temperatures, according to the Met Office.

The cold snap may well last into next week and there is likely to be at least some snow in parts of the UK.

Looking ahead to next week, the Met Office says: "It may become rather cold for most, accentuated by the wind, with widespread frosts possible". A yellow weather warning was issued for middle...

She said by Friday the rain would be confined to the east and there would be dryer conditions elsewhere.

Maxey said temperatures in London, which reached double digits on Tuesday, would fall as low as 5C by Sunday.

Forecasters said that the recent mild spell was likely to end at the weekend, with temperatures set to drop to single figures and below freezing in some areas.

She said there was a higher risk of snow on Sunday as the cold air moved across the southern half of the UK.