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HAMPSHIRE has been hit by a light sprinkling of snow overnight which is continuing to fall.

Most roads on the south coast are running smoothly during the rush hour.

LET IT SNOW The weather outside The News Centre, London Road, Hilsea.

LET IT SNOW The weather outside The News Centre, London Road, Hilsea.

However motorists are being warned of hazardous driving conditions on the A272 between the B2070 London Road junction in Petersfield and the A286 Bepton Road junction in Midhurst, because of snow.

A warning has also been issued about poor driving conditions on the A3 between Petersfield and the Hindhead Tunnel.

People in Fareham, Havant, Cowplain and Chichester areas are reporting snowfall this morning.

The Met Office is still issuing a snow warning for the Portsmouth area, but the forecast for the rest of the day in south east Hampshire is for rain.

It comes as other parts of England is expected to see up to 10cm of snow.

The Met Office has upgraded its “cold weather action” warning to level three – one underneath a national emergency – for all of England.

A number of yellow and amber warnings are also in place across the country to highlight the hazardous conditions and likelihood of disruption to travel services caused by the ice, snow and freezing temperatures.

The heaviest snow of up to 10cm is due to fall in Lincolnshire and north-east England, while central and east England will widely see up to 5cm with temperatures hovering around one degree.

Nick Prebble, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, 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.’

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