A three-day weather warning of snow and ice have been issued for Hampshire.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for the whole of the county between 12am on Monday, February 8, until 12pm on Wednesday, February 10.

It warns snow showers may lead to disruption to travel in places.

Accumulations between 2 and 5cms are “probable” and could be widely seen, the Met Office said.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “Snow showers will feed off the North Sea into many northern and eastern areas of the UK. Whilst some areas in the warning area will remain largely dry, some persistent bands of showers are likely to develop in places.

“Widespread daily accumulations of 2-5 cm are probable, with 10-15 cm plausible in areas where showers merge into more organised and prolonged spells of snow. Icy stretches will likely form widely overnight, especially in areas where there has been a partial melt of lying snow during the daytime.”

In terms of what to expect, the Met Office says:

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Small chance of longer travel delays in places with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected