A blast of wintry weather will affect most parts of the UK this weekend.

A Met Office yellow warning for snow is in place until Saturday night for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east of England, while wind and rain are forecast for Wales with high winds expected in the south.

As much as 10cm of snow could fall on higher ground, according to forecasters.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said there are “quite a few weather warnings in place for today across the UK”.

For much of the country, including the south and London, the warning is for wind.

“Here we will see some pretty strong winds through the day gusting 45mph to 55mph quite widely within that area,” he said.

He added exposed and coastal areas could see gusts as high as 65mph.

There could be delays to public transport, with longer journey times for rail and bus services.

Difficult driving conditions are possible.

It has been widely reported the country could be hit by another storm, to be named Hannah, bringing more strong winds, heavy rain and possibly snow to some areas.

The Met Office had warned a developing weather system could be named following on from Storm Gareth, but this not happened.