Police warned of treacherous road conditions for commuters tonight and tomorrow morning as Britain faces a week of Siberian weather, with the odds of a white Easter falling as fast as the temperatures.
The freeze that struck Britain at the weekend after a spell of warm sunny weather will continue today, with temperatures expected to plunge as low as -7C and winds reach up to 50mph in the South West.
A band of light sleet and snow falling from East Anglia to Lancashire yesterday became heavier today, with the whole of the South Coast facing snowy conditions.
The worst affected areas today will be Devon, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, as well as over higher ground like the Pennines, where up to four inches are expected.
Police in Sussex were called to a number of crashes today caused by the snowy conditions. A force spokesman said: ‘Some drivers are just not making allowances for the conditions.But there is potential for a dusting of snow in all areas, bringing with it a risk of travel problems for morning and evening rush hour. Met Office 'feels like' temperatures, which take into account wind chill and humidity levels, show Swindon, Wiltshire, will drop as low as -12C tonight
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