17 December 2009
Our forecasters are expecting some heavy falls of snow, especially in parts of East Anglia and south-east England.
Snow showers from Thursday evening and during Friday are likely to become heavy at times, bringing the potential of disruption to some areas on Friday.
Met Office Chief Forecaster, Andy Page, said: "Eastern and south-eastern parts of England will see the heaviest snowfall, but there could be a covering of snow in some places further west and north too."
Cold weather through the weekend will see wintry conditions continue, with overnight frost and widespread ice on untreated roads.
The run-up to the festive period remains crisp and seasonal with some hard frosts overnight. However, it is still too early to say what the weather on Christmas Day itself will be, with a battle taking place over the UK between cold air over the country and milder air trying to push up from the south.
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