People are set to wake up to snow in Bolton as falls begin, bringing a taste of winter to large areas of the borough over the next 48 hours.

Snow began in the north west of Scotland during Saturday evening and moved to other areas north of the border during the night. It began to snow in parts of Bolton around 4pm today.

Rivington and Horwich have seen heavy snowfall. You can tell us of other snowfall areas in the comments below.

Laura Caldwell, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "The snow was expected to move into northern England and as far south as the Midlands during the day."

More falls are expected on Monday. Most of the areas will see between 2cm and 5cm settle while some will see up to 10cm.

The Met Office has a level two weather warning in place until Tuesday covering the whole of England, alerting residents to ice, snow and bitter temperatures.

It said: "This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services."

The cold weather is expected to linger for the rest of the week with the possibility of more snow flurries.

Make sure you check The Bolton News weather service for more details and read our Traffic Alerts.