A yellow cold weather alert has been issued for Oxfordshire throughout the week as temperatures continue to plummet.

The warning from the UK Health Security Agency starts at noon today and lasts until the same time on Thursday, January 18.

The south east is set for "a mix of sleet and snow showers" that will move in from the east, according to the Met Office.

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The forecaster said: “There will be a resurgence in the really cold weather through the weekend and that spreads across the whole of the UK during the early part of next week.

"Initially, this means there will be more in the way of showers around the coasts, turning increasingly to snow for many areas, especially further north.”

The Met Office and others are advising that people check their car is ready for colder weather, make alternative plans in severe weather and keep checking forecasts to be aware of weather conditions.

There are still half a dozen flood warnings and multiple flood alerts in place throughout Oxfordshire, increasing the chances of ice hazards for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Last night, Oxfordshire County Council put down salt on roads in the Cotswolds, central Oxfordshire and Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs.

In its latest update the council said Oxford’s Abingdon Road has fully reopened.

While both Redbridge and Seacourt Park and Rides impacted by flooding, the Oxford Parkway, Thornhill and Pear Tree are operating and people are encouraged to use these sites.

Most of the roads closed in Henley due to the flooding have now reopened, including both sides of Thames Side, Riverside, and New Street.

Other highways are being monitored regularly and will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, the council said.