THE big freeze shows little sign of relenting with sub-zero temperatures set to bring more misery in the coming days.

Across the News Shopper area temperatures will hover around the 1C mark and then plummet to around -3C when the sun sets today.

Throughout the week it is expected temperatures will struggle to reach 4C.

Motorists taking to the roads have been warned to expect hazardous driving conditions again with ice and freezing fog forecast across parts of the UK.

Experts are predicting a temperature low of -10C at night for some areas as the shivering spell of weather continues to sweep in from Siberia.

Victoria Kettley, forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather arm of the Press Association, said: "Tonight is going to be mostly clear and dry but bitterly, bitterly cold.

“Across much of England and Wales we will see temperatures dropping to between -4C and -8C and in local spots it could get as low as -10C overnight."

A severe weather alert is still in place warning of ice on untreated roads and pavements and the Met Office says the public should be aware of "risk of disruption to travel".

Ms Kettley added: "The snow which fell over the weekend is slowly melting and keeping the roads wet.

“This moisture then turns to ice when the temperature drops causing dangerous conditions on untreated routes."

Overnight temperatures dipped to around -6C in Scotland and northern England and between 0C and -1C in southern England, with pockets of freezing fog developing in some low-lying areas.

The RAC said it had seen the busiest February weekend in its history, with 41 per cent more calls than usual.