Freezing temperatures have hit Berkshire, with residents forced to wrap up warm to venture outside.

As snow hits areas in the north, what are the chances that Berkshire will also see snowfall?

On January 8 Berkshire saw its first snowfall, with the Met Office now warning of the 'arctic blast' which began at the weekend.

Historically, January and February are the coldest winter months and often bring freezing temperatures, icy conditions and snow.

With temperatures reaching lows of -4 degrees Celsius overnight, and highs of just 3 degrees Celsius some would say these are the ideal temperatures for snow.

The Met Office said: "While there is a chance of some isolated sleet or snow showers in Berkshire today, there is unlikely to be any significant snow.

"It will stay cold for the rest of the week with a continued risk of overnight frosts, however, it will become notably less cold through Saturday and Sunday and increasingly wet and becoming very windy."

Today (January 17) is forecast to be cloudy, with temperatures dropping below zero from 8pm this evening, when lows of -3 and -4 will be felt throughout the night.

Tomorrow will be much the same with highs of 3 and lows of -4, before it begins to warm up later in the week.

Friday will see lows of -1 and highs of 4 before temperatures rise above zero for Saturday, predicted to see highs of 7 and lows of 4.

From January 21, the Met Office say we will have transitioned to "above normal temperatures", with "damaging winds" and rain predicted into the next week.