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More snow, sleet and rain is to hit parts of the country as the Met Office issue new weather warnings.

Forecasters are warning of hazardous driving conditions with disruption to travel in parts.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued for the West Midlands, parts of Eastern England as well as Yorkshire and Humber.

The Met Office say some roads and railways are likely to be affected by the "slow moving" band of rain, sleet and snow with an increased likelihood of traffic collisions.

In their latest warning, they claim: "The area of precipitation currently across this region is expected to be slow moving, with snow falling across higher routes (above 300 m), and potential for heavier bursts to bring temporary lying snow down to around 100 m above sea level.

"Accumulations are not expected to amount to more than a a few centimetres, and will often be transient.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued for parts of the country
(Image: Met Office)

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"As the precipitation eases later today, and warm air becomes increasingly mixed in, any wintry element will eventually become confined to the highest ground this evening, where impacts are less likely."

It comes after many woke up to a blanket of snow this morning as temperatures plunged overnight.

Kent, East Sussex and Essex have seen their first snow of the season as forecasters warn another "significant" 10cm blast will hammer parts of the UK.

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People living in parts of southern England – in an area from Cambridge down through Hastings and in Devon and Cornwall – woke up to a covering after temperatures plunged as low as -10C in the UK.

Snow, sleet and rain were wreaking havoc for drivers as police in Cornwall responded to multiple crashes on the A38, A30 and A3078 in Trewithian, where a car had flipped over.

Police warned on Twitter: "Multiple RTC’s on the A30 around #GossMoor – people driving at totally inappropriate speeds."

A flooded road in Chelmsford, Essex
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Just days into December, the Met Office issued a rare snow warning for parts of east London, Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Police in Cornwall responded to several crashes on Friday morning as they warned motorists to slow down and drive according to the conditions.

There was an overturned vehicle after a collision on A3078 in Trewithian, and a car and lorry collided on the A38 in Saltash, CornwallLive reported.

A car carefully driving on the snow covered B3387 road at Haytor on Dartmoor in Devon
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Parts of the north will continue to see "significant snow" over the next 24 hours and could experience the lowest overnight temperatures of the year, the Met Office has said.

It warned that icy temperatures could cause showery rain to fall as well as sleet or snow in parts of Wales and southern England, such as Wiltshire and Hampshire.

It comes as police in Edinburgh reassured people that the explosions heard were in fact just the thunder after receiving multiple 999 calls.

UK five-day weather forecast Today:

Rain and sleet affecting most areas at times, the rain heavy in places, and may fall as snow in places, mainly this morning. Some southern areas turning brighter by afternoon. Cold everywhere, windy for most, gales in coastal areas.

Tonight:

Further rain at times for many areas, sleet or wet snow still possible, mainly on hills. A few clearer slots with patchy frost but generally too windy and cloudy.

Saturday:

Still a lot of cloud bringing most areas some rain at times, perhaps a little wet snow for some, mainly on hills. A few brighter, drier exceptions but cold everywhere.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers will affect coastal districts with more persistent rain likely in the east on Tuesday. Otherwise mostly dry with sunny spells. Rather cold with overnight frost and fog.