AN updated weather warning for snow, ice and freezing fog has been issued for the Tivyside area.

The yellow alert from the Met Office now stretches from 5pm tonight (Thursday, January 7) to midnight tomorrow (Friday January 8) as temperatures this morning fell to some of the coldest of the winter so far.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “The warning has been updated to make this a dual snow/ice warning with the area extended southwards. The warning end time has also been delayed until the end of Friday.

“Showers, a mixture of rain sleet and snow, are expected to fall onto frozen surfaces leading to icy stretches forming. In addition, a more persistent spell of rain and hill snow is likely to move south during Thursday evening and night.

“This then gradually moves into parts of central and southwest England and southeast Wales on Friday.

While ice is expected to be the most widespread hazard, snow is likely in places too. Snow is most likely to fall over The Pennines, North York Moors and the high ground of Wales and southwest England, with 2-5 cm possible here.

“Elsewhere, while some snowfall is possible, accumulations are likely to be slight and temporary. Freezing fog patches are also likely to persist and may prove an additional hazard with areas of visibility less than 100m at times.”

And weatherman Derek Brockway tweeted about the possibility of a ‘Pembrokeshire Dangler’.

The Pembrokeshire Dangler is a convergence zone which forms a line of continuous showers aligned north-south across the Irish Sea; it often occurs during late autumn and winter, since the environmental factors required for its formation such as warm sea temperatures and cold Arctic air aloft are usually only met at this time of year.

It can lead to some extreme local variations in the weather. In very cold conditions, heavy snow can fall, with up to eight inches falling in Cornwall in the past.