The first snow flakes of winter have fallen across parts of Worcestershire this morning.

The flurries were limited to higher ground with the white stuff reported on the Lickey Hills, Bromsgrove, and Malvern as well as parts of the Midlands.

However, according to the Met Office there is little chance of a snow day anytime soon.

The forecast in north Worcestershire today is for scattered showers and some sleet over the highest ground, turning brighter through the afternoon with most of the showers clearing.

Tonight temperatures could fall to -2C with frost and freezing fog patches expected.

Tomorrow will be a largely cloudy day with a few showers. Feeling cold again with maximum temperature 7C.

Worcestershire County Council said it would be sending out its gritters 

A spokesman said: "We are expecting road temperatures to go down to -4C this evening so the fleet of gritters will be going out at 8pm across the county.

"And rather than snow, we're expecting frost and ice."

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Elsewhere in Britain the first flurries of snow hit high ground across northern England, Wales and Scotland today, but snow also fell as far south as Brighton and Devil's Dyke in the South Downs of Sussex, as November closes with an icy blast.

Motorists were warned of hazardous driving conditions on the Pennines between Lancashire and Yorkshire, with the Snake Pass between Manchester and Sheffield among the main roads covered in a blanket of snow.

Elsewhere temperatures dipped to just below freezing overnight, with millions waking up to frost and icy conditions.

Higher ground in the south west of England and Wales may see a possible dusting of snow on Wednesday according to the Met Office, with light snow reported to be falling in the Cotswolds.

The AA warned drivers to take extra care as the weather conditions deteriorate.

George Flinton, AA Patrol of the Year, said: "The first really cold snap of winter can catch drivers unaware, putting them at risk.

"Preparation is key. Drivers should allow extra time for journeys, make sure their cars are clear of snow and ice before setting off and ensure they take warm clothes, food and drinks with them in case of unexpected delays.

"They should also make sure they drive to the conditions. So, allow extra space between vehicles and keep speeds down."