WINTRY showers have fallen across Bury this morning as snow and ice are predicted to bring disruption across large parts of Britain.

Temperatures may have fallen short of predictions it would be winter's coldest night but the cold air overnight still managed to bring snow, sleet and rain across the North West.

The air that has pushed south from Greenland ensured a low of minus 4C (25F) was recorded on The Cairnwell mountain in the Eastern Highlands, the Met Office's Helen Roberts said.

The cold air combined with a band of precipitation to produce sleet and snow, as well as icy patches, which could prove problematic for those in cars and on trains, the forecaster added.

"It'll be an icy start for many, with a widespread frost and temperatures dipping just below freezing," she said.

Up to 15cm of snowfall has been predicted in some places.

The wintry spell is set to end tomorrow with milder weather arriving.

Temperatures in Bury will fall to a low of 3 C, and it will be windy and cold with scattered wintry showers with a chance of hail and thunder.