A covering of snow has hit Kent today as the predicted cold weather has arrived.
Although some areas have only seen a few centimetres, other areas have been hit harder with nearer to 10-12 centimetres. It has been a bit of surprise to local wildlife, although some horses seemed to enjoy trying to make snow angels.
People have been asked to only do essential journeys, although major roads are passable this morning. BlueBell Hill has been affected and there has been stationary traffic on the A2.
The Met Office have activated a level three cold weather alert across the south east, which is in place until 11.59pm on Thursday. Kent County Council (KCC) has also asked people to look out for vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours as the temperature could plummet to -3C in some areas.
Some schools have remained open today although others have been affected by the conditions.
More sleet and snow is expected across southern England, with an area of rain moving in from the south and west which will turn to sleet and rain in some areas.