Nearly four inches of snow could fall across Sussex this weekend sparking fears of travel chaos.

The UK is set for another seven days or more of arctic weather, as some parts will see temperatures as low as -10C.

The Met Office has issued a yellow snow and ice warning for London and the South East of England on Sunday and Monday.
This covers East and West Sussex, along with Brighton and Hove

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

The Argus: The weather warning covers the whole of London and the South EastThe weather warning covers the whole of London and the South East (Image: Met Office)

Today, Gatwick airport was covered in a light flurry of snowfall, as flights could face disruption with further snow forecast at the airport between 1pm and 6pm on Sunday.

The new warning, which lasts for 24 hours, says two to five centimetres of snow could fall quite widely and up to 10cm in places.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “The outlook for the UK remains cold at least for the next seven days, with the potential for this to continue even longer.

“At the moment the air mass which is feeding the cold conditions is coming from a northerly direction, even with an Arctic influence.

“However, this air mass is also relatively drier so most of the precipitation is in the form of showers rather than continuous like you would get with a weather front. This has the benefit of bringing quite clear and bright conditions by day for many.

“Along with the cold air there are a number of weather-related hazards including freezing fog, especially for Sunday and Monday mornings in the south of England."

It comes after the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) sent out a level three cold weather alert covering England until Monday.

Grahame said: "Our forecasters are looking at the possibility of snow affecting the south east of England on Sunday night and into Monday morning. If this happens it could bring some disruption to Monday’s rush hour.”

The UK government is issuing £25 payments for eligible households who live in areas where temperatures are predicted to stay below 0C for over 7 days.