Brighton and parts of Sussex could see snow this week as the county continues to freeze in cold temperatures.

BBC Weather currently forecasts that parts of South East England could see snowfall in the early hours of Wednesday morning as an Arctic air front meets another front pushing up from the Atlantic.

Heavy snow is forecast for Brighton at around 6am on Wednesday, with wintry showers also forecast for Worthing, Chichester, Horsham and Crawley.

Snow is also expected to fall at Gatwick Airport from 4am to 9am, which could cause some disruption to flights.

It is anticipated that it will turn milder later in the week, with temperatures reaching a high of 11C on Friday and Saturday.

However, uncertainty remains over the forecast, with another weather model suggesting the risk of significant snow fall could instead be further south over the Channel and northern France.

BBC weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood said: “We run into a complication in the forecast - Atlantic air is trying to come in across the UK, but the Arctic air is also embedded across our shores.

“The positioning of these weather fronts is crucial as to where we get the snow.

“At the moment, we think it will come in over southern areas of England for a time, and then it will revert back to cloud and rain.

“Later, we will see more rain and snow coming in across the South West.

“As we move towards the end of the week, it will turn that little bit milder in the south.”

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It comes as weather warnings are issued for parts of Scotland and northern England for Monday through to Wednesday.

Those in the yellow weather warning area, which extends from the Hebrides to as far south as Hull, have been urged to drive cautiously in the wintery conditions.

Up to five to ten centimetres of snow are expected in some areas.