HAMPSHIRE is set to experience freezing conditions this week as temperatures plunge.

The Met Office says the mercury will drop to 2C in Southampton tonight, with 'feels like' temperatures of -1C.

There will be similar temperatures on Friday night but it will remain cold throughout the day and there will be a 'feels like' temperature of -2C or -3C from 3am until midnight.

Saturday will start even colder at 0C with a 'feels like' temperature of -4C but it will get warmer on Sunday, reaching 5C by midday.

In Winchester it will reach 0C overnight on Friday and Saturday and on Romsey the coldest point will be at about 3am on Saturday.