Parts of Sussex could be covered in a smattering of snow as temperatures are continuing to plummet this week. 

After the first widespread frosts of autumn last weekend, a further cold spell is forecast. 

At 10am today, the Met Office prediction showed light snow in Brighton from around 9am into the afternoon on Friday, while forecasts snow between 6am and 12pm.

Snow could arrive even earlier in western parts of the county, including Petworth, where predicts the white flakes will fall from 1am to 1pm on Friday.

The Argus:

Temperatures will drop to lows of 0C in Brighton, which will feel particularly cold in the breezy wet weather later this week after some milder weather today.

Dan Harris, the Met Office's deputy chief meteorologist, said: “Early this week, following a brief more unsettled interlude, we expect to see a return to widely cold but quiet conditions.

"Some rain, or showers, are likely to affect some parts of the east coast, and these could turn increasingly wintry over higher ground areas towards the middle of the week. 

“Thereafter, confidence in the detailed forecast falls, which is typical when looking this far ahead. It does look as though there will be a trend towards something more unsettled, as areas of cloud and rain attempt to move across the UK.  

“At present, the most likely outcome beyond mid-week is that rain from the west slowly moves east, with snow possible over higher ground, and a continued risk of showers over eastern parts.

"However, there is a chance that a more active weather system arrives from the southwest, which would bring more widespread rain, stronger winds, and the potential for more significant snowfall should the air over the UK become sufficiently cold ahead of it."

The Argus:

The Met Office predicts snow will arrive in the following places:

  • Worthing - Friday, 12pm 
  • Brighton - Friday, 9am - 3pm
  • Uckfield - Friday, 12pm - 3pm