The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice and snow which is set to hit Wales early on Friday morning.

Parts of Gwent are included in the warning that is in place from 12.05am on Friday until 6pm on Saturday.

The warning on the Met Office's website says: "Snow showers are expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday and are expected across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England on Friday."

"Two to five cm of snow is likely for some, with 10 to 20 cm possible over high ground, mainly Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

"Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight."

The warning also states that "Icy patches could also form on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths."

Scotland will receive the worst of the weather. 

"Strong northwest winds may cause drifting of the snow in places with blizzard conditions possible at times across northern Scotland.

"The heaviest and most frequent of the snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday.

"Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and for train services."