Motorists have been warned of potential disruption on the roads this weekend, with a weather warning in place for ice.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning from 3am to 11am on Sunday across parts of Sussex, including Crawley, Haywards Heath and Uckfield, due to rain falling on frozen surfaces.

The weather service has warned of travel disruption, delays to air and rail services, and injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Widespread frozen surfaces ahead of a band of rain, sleet and snow, pushing northeast across the UK through Sunday, will lead to a risk of icy conditions through the morning before conditions turn much milder from the west.

“Any sleet or snow in the south or southeast will likely an hour or two, before turning readily to rain, but this still onto frozen surfaces.

“Any slight accumulations, likely no more than one to two centimetres and mostly over higher ground, will melt rapidly, which may briefly add to the ice risk.

“In addition to the ice and snow risk, strong winds are expected, mainly over higher ground.”