Bolton may be set to see a Winter Wonderland as snow is set to fall today.

Bolton is bracing itself for the cold snowy weather today predicted by the Met Office.

Snow is predicted from 4pm to 6pm and then again from 11pm tonight.

Temperatures will go from 0 to 1 degree today as the cold sets in with highs of just there degrees on Sunday, although no snow is predicted for the rest of the weekend.

The Met Office states: “The weather this weekend will remain cold with widespread overnight frosts, patchy freezing fog and a chance of snow for some.

“There are a number of yellow National Severe Weather Warnings for snow and ice in place which run into Saturday morning. Warnings may well be updated over the weekend so keep up to date with the forecast in your area.”

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There are currently no yellow weather warnings for Bolton but people are advised to still take care when out and about today.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, said: “A low pressure system will bring less cold, but more unsettled weather for southern parts of the UK on Sunday.

"It will be a cloudier day with some rain, but also a chance of snow at first over the Midlands. It will be brighter in the north, but still with a risk of showers in coastal areas. Still feeling cold away from the southwest with temperatures once again in low-single figures.

“There continues to be some uncertainty over the exact conditions for the start of next week. While, milder air - with some rain and possibly snow - is likely for the southern half of the UK on Monday, the weather models do not agree on how far north this mild air might go. There are several possible solutions.”

The UKHSA has issued yellow and amber cold-health alerts for the health sector covering all regions of England through until the December 5.

Snowfall in late autumn or early winter doesn’t generally linger because ground temperatures broadly remain relatively high, especially compared with values in late winter, after the ground loses more of its warmth.

Dale Hipkiss, National Network Manager at National Highways, said: “Plan ahead for your journey, check weather forecasts, and if weather conditions do become challenging whilst travelling, adjust your driving behaviour and take extra care.

"If you do unfortunately find yourself in an unsafe or vulnerable situation and need assistance please contact the emergency services.

“We have a guide to travelling in severe weather on our website. It’s also a good idea for people to check their vehicle’s tyres, coolant and oil levels before heading out to reduce the risk of a breakdown.”