Havering and the rest of London could be hit by snow and ice, according to the Met Office which has issued a yellow weather warning.

The warning, in force between 9pm today (March 6) and 10am tomorrow (March 7), says wintry weather could cause "difficult travel conditions".

The feels like temperature in Romford is expected to dip to 3C from this evening, dropping further to 0C tomorrow morning.

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The Met Office chief meteorologist Dan Suri said: “Snow, ice and low temperatures are the main themes of this week’s forecast, as the UK comes under the influence of an arctic maritime airmass as cold air moves in from the north."

Havering Council said it had a team of gritting crews working last night. The council website claims it has enough salt - more than 2000 tonnes - sufficient for about three weeks of snowfall. It also has a team of 'winter heroes' on call 24/7 who can be reached in case of emergencies.

Road and rail services could be affected, according to the Met Office, but no closures are currently announced. The council has advised parents to check with schools for updates on classes.

Residents can use Streetlink Connect by calling them on 0300 500 0914 to report a rough sleeper in need.