The Met Office has issued a new 'yellow' weather warning for snow and ice in Hampshire.

A persistent spell of cold weather is expected to bring snow from the south west on Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday.

Sleet is likely near the coast, increasing the risk of ice. However, the risk is lesser in Hampshire than in the south west, with little more than 1cm snow fall expected.

The Met Office warning is valid from 6pm on Tuesday (December 13) until 10am Wednesday.

What to expect, according to The Met Office:

A Met Office spokesman said: "Intermittent, mostly light, snow across southwest England on Tuesday afternoon may become a little heavier and more widespread into Tuesday night, before clearing southwards on Wednesday.

"Near some coasts sleet is more likely, especially at first, but this brings an ice risk.

"Strong winds may cause drifting and poor visibility, especially over Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor where the snow is likely to be heavier.

"Here, 5 to 10 cm snowfall may accumulate above 200 metres.

"Towards the north and east of the warning area small amounts of snow, mostly no more than 1 cm, seem likely."

View the full warning details and map view here.