Snow falls across region, but forecast of drier weather to come

There has been new snowfall across the region, but a change to drier weather has been forecast.

Canada geese check out the fresh covering of snow at West Park in Wolverhampton
Canada geese check out the fresh covering of snow at West Park in Wolverhampton

The Met Office has issued a notice of light snow changing to sunny intervals by lunchtime across the region.

Snow has fallen in South Staffordshire, Stafford, Cannock, Wolverhampton and Gornal.

People enjoy their daily walk among the frost and snow at East Park in Wolverhampton

Temperatures are not expected to rise above four degrees Celsius (39.2 Fahrenheit) for the rest of the day.

The Met Office has forecast a largely dry day with sunny spells in the afternoon, although eastern areas may see a few, potentially wintry, showers at times.

It also said there is a risk of icy conditions during the morning and it would feel cold, with light winds.

This evening is set to be dry and cloudy with occasional clear spells and very cold temperatures are expected, bringing a risk of freezing fog patches and icy conditions, with temperatures to drop to -5 degrees Celsius (23 Fahrenheit).

Ice and snow cover the water at West Park in Wolverhampton
Snow was seen falling over the region in the early hours (Image by West Midlands Police)

West Midlands Police have urged drivers to be careful when driving and when defrosting their cars, asking them to stay close to avoid someone jumping in and driving off.

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