GRITTERS are getting ready to head out on Southampton's roads tonight with tempeartures set to plunge.

The Met Office forecasts that the needle will drop to 1C overnight in Southampton, with a "feels like" temperature of -1C.

In Winchester the forecast predicts that temperatures will drop as low as -1C, with a "feels like" tempearture of -4C.

Southampton City Council says gritters will be heading out on priority routes in the city from 7pm tonight.