A weather warning has been issued for parts of Sussex for ice and snow.

The warning, issued by the Met Office, covers Crawley, Gatwick Airport and other northern parts of the county.

The wintry conditions are expected to cause difficult travel conditions in some areas, with longer journey times by road, bus and train.

The warning is in effect from 9pm this evening until 10am tomorrow.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “A band of rain will edge southwards through the course of Monday evening and early Tuesday, this rain turning to snow on hills and perhaps to lower levels in places.

“Many areas will see little or no accumulations of snow, but one to two centimetres could settle in some spots, most likely over high ground and southern parts of the warning area.

“The rain and snow is then expected to turn light and patchy as it slowly clears southern England on Tuesday.

“As skies clear overnight, ice is also likely to form readily on untreated surfaces.”

It comes as snow is forecast for later in the week across Sussex and much of southern England on Wednesday as a band of Arctic air meets Atlantic air pushing north.