Sussex could see flurries of snow for the first time this winter amid a cold snap across the country.

Temperatures have plummeted across the UK, reaching highs of just 3C in the city over the last few days.

According to the BBC, sleet showers are forecast over the weekend, with snow expected on Sunday between 3pm and 5pm.

However, heavy snow and blizzards are not expected in the city, with only light snow forecast.

Heavy snow is forecast for Eastbourne at around 4pm on Sunday, with snow also expected to fall in Worthing, Hastings and Haywards Heath.

Flights could face disruption as snow is also forecast at Gatwick Airport between 1pm and 6pm on Sunday.

Chichester, however, will miss out on the wintry showers dusting most of the county.

A spokesman for the Met Office also said that conditions are expected to remain very cold over the weekend, “with wintry showers continuing around the coasts”.

“There’s also an increasing chance of areas of freezing fog developing, especially for parts of England and Wales, especially through the weekend,” he said.

Icy conditions with sub-zero overnight temperatures in exposed parts of the UK could last for at least a week, according to the weather service.

Arctic air, dubbed the Troll of Trondheim, will move south during the rest of the day, leaving most of the country in its grip by Thursday morning.

“The pattern for the next seven days is that it will remain cold and we will see double-digit minus figures overnight in areas that are prone to frosts and areas where there is lying snow.”