Travellers have been warned to expect disruption as London experiences its first snowfall of winter.

The Met Office issued the warning yesterday. Sleet and snow are expected across the capital throughout today, with temperatures between 1 and 4 degrees Celsius.

The Met Office said: “Outbreaks of rain will turn readily to snow during the early hours of Friday across parts of Wales and the Midlands, then increasingly into central Southern England by dawn. The snow is likely to accumulate over time, particularly, but not exclusively over higher ground.”

Widespread frosts and below-freezing temperatures have been predicted this weekend, but conditions are expected to ease by Monday.