Southampton residents are being warned to be watch out for icy patches on roads and cycleways after another night of sub-zero temperatures.

The threat of snow has receded but the weather is expected to turn increasingly wet and windy over the next few days.

Overnight temperatures plummeted to -5 degrees in parts of the south, with people waking up to the sight of a heavy frost.

The UK Health Security Agency has a Cold-Health Alert in force for England.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at UKHSA, said: “The temperatures we will see can rapidly have a serious impact on the health of those over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing health conditions as it increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections. 

"It is therefore vital to check in on friends, family and neighbours to ensure they are well prepared for the cold weather this week."

The cold Arctic air currently in place over the UK will start to be displaced from the south from Friday, with a return to milder Atlantic air from the west.

However, while temperatures will increase from the markedly low figures of recent days, this change in airmass will also introduce the likelihood of a return to wet and windy weather for most through the weekend.

in Southampton today will be largely sunny, but freezing conditions are likely to continue until mid-morning.

Temperatures will be down to -1 by 8pm and -2 by 11pm.

Here is today's hour-by-hour forecast for Southampton

9am: Sunny; -2 degrees

10am: Sunny; -1 degree

11am: Sunny; 1 degree

Noon: Sunny; 2 degrees

1pm: Sunny; 3 degrees

4pm: Sunny; 4 degrees

5pm: Clear; 1 degree

6pm: Clear; 1 degree