HEAVY snow may affect parts of Cumbria today and tomorrow, with possible significant travel disruption, a Met Office weather warning has reported.

An area of rain pushing north-eastwards is expected to turn snow in places as it encounters colder air across Scotland and parts of northern England.

The main hazard may be of rain falling onto frozen surfaces leading to ice, especially on higher level routes.

At lower levels, 2 - 5 cm of snow may accumulate in places, but the situation remains finely balanced, with the possibility that most lower-lying areas in northern England see rain or sleet rather than snow.