Much of Britain is facing another day of cold temperatures and travel disruption after overnight lows dropped below freezing for the bulk of the country.

Some parts of northern England, including Merseyside, woke to snow on Tuesday morning, with outbreaks of sleet and snow forecast to become more persistent during the day.

A yellow warning is in place for snow and ice across Scotland, much of northern England and parts of north Wales until midnight on Tuesday, as well as for Northern Ireland until 11am.

The warnings continue across large swathes of the northern half of the country until Thursday.

In Oxfordshire the Met Office said there will be a cold start to the day with widespread frost.

The weather will be cold and dry with a good deal of winter sun.

The maximum temperature will be 3 °C.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, said: “Where and how much snow we will get will vary throughout the week and weather warnings could change quickly, you will need to keep an eye on the forecast for your region for the latest information."