Swindon could wake up to snow on Friday morning. 

The BBC is forecasting light snow showers from 6am to midday on Friday.

Temperatures could drop as low as zero, according to forecasters.

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The BBC's forecast for Friday, December 4 Picture: BBC

Over the weekend, the Met Office said the country should brace itself for colder, more unsettled weather.

Steve Ramsdale, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Although we’re going to see a few days with colder conditions, we shouldn’t be surprised that the start of winter brings a brief spell of wintry weather. Some parts of the UK, especially northern hills, may see snow, but for many this will only be short lived.  We’ll be monitoring the forecast and we will issue warnings accordingly.”

The organisation's deputy chief meteorologist Chris Bulmer added: “Although winter has started rather abruptly, this colder spell is expected to be part of typical seasonal fluctuations and doesn’t set the mould for the rest of winter. “