Hampshire has today been hit by another blast of Arctic weather, with snow falling in several parts of the county.

The county council is keeping a close eye on the situation and liaising with the Met Office following reports of snow showers in several towns and cities, including Winchester, Hamble and Portchester.

Drivers using snow-hit roads across the county reported that visibility was being affected.

A county council spokesman said: “It's snowing in Winchester but it isn't settling on the wet ground and it's turning to water when it hits the cars. We're not expecting it to freeze although the situation could change.”

The snow spread further south than forecasters had predicted and caught most people by surprise.

Today's minimum temperature in the Southampton area is expected to be 2.1 degrees, with a maximum of 4.6 degrees.

Tomorrow will be even colder, although temperatures are expected to remain above freezing.

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