A DUSTING of snow has fallen across the News Shopper area and it is expected to get heavier later in the day.
The Met Office has upgraded its "cold weather action" warning to level three - one underneath a national emergency - for all of England, urging social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.
It said: "This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services."
A yellow warning is in place to highlight the hazardous conditions and likelihood of disruption to travel services caused by the ice, snow and freezing temperatures.
At around 9am the temperature in the Biggin Hill area will be about -1C but the Met Office says it will feel more like -6C.
Nick Prebble, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "Most places in England will see a good dusting of snow this morning, but a heavier fall will come later in the day for central and eastern England.
“There will widely be between 2cm and 5cm but up to 10cm in north-eastern England and Lincolnshire.
"Temperatures will be up to eight degrees in the west of England and Wales but hover around freezing point in the rest of the country.
“Any amount of snow which falls in this country causes disruption, and there could be some large amounts in local areas so it will undoubtedly cause some travel issues."
He added that light rain fall and freezing temperatures in some areas of England will bring a danger of ice.
Temperatures are expected to drop further to around minus eight degrees on Wednesday night with the possibility of more light snow flurries.
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