GRITTERS are set to head out in Southampton this evening as the temperature is set to plunge.

Southampton City Council says gritters will be sent out on priority routes across the city from 9pm tonight.



A Met Office forecast says the temperature will drop to 2C in the city tonight, with a "feels like" temperature of 0C.

The weather will be cold over the next few days, and on Sunday is expected to drop to -1C.