The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice may make for hazardous conditions, mainly on untreated surfaces from tonight.

The warning from 10pm to 10am tomorrow morning follows the sleet and snow that fell across the county causing chaos on the road.

Falmouth Packet: Weather warning for ice issuedWeather warning for ice issued (Image: Met Office)

The warning says: "Following Thursday's mix of rain, sleet and snow, skies will clear later in the evening, allowing a frost to form widely overnight.

"Some surfaces may dry out before this happens, but where they remain damp or wet, ice may become a hazard."

Expect some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased chance of accidents or injuries.

Cold weather is expected to continue across the UK with widespread overnight frosts in the coming days and a risk of snow for some regions.

Colder conditions are now covering all areas, with little change into the weekend; daytime temperatures will be rooted in single figures and overnight temperatures falling well below freezing in many places.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: “Snow has already settled in parts of eastern Scotland and over higher ground in northeastern England.

Areas such as Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor in the southwest have also seen rain turning to snow and accumulating as it bumps into the cold air covering the UK; some sleet and snow is falling to lower levels too but mostly not settling.

“Snow showers are expected to continue today, with the potential for further accumulations over higher ground. Where the showers fall as rain there is a risk of icy patches forming overnight with temperatures widely dipping below freezing. A number of National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued and these are likely to be updated over the coming days, so stay up to date with the forecast for your area.”

Remaining cold next week

The UK is likely to remain in a north easterly air flow with the cold regime continuing into next week. While there will be a good deal of dry, sunny weather for many, showers remain possible, particularly in eastern coastal areas, and these could be wintry at times.

It will become increasingly unsettled and less cold in southern and central areas next week, but it will probably remain cold with further coastal wintry showers in the north.

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

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.

Meanwhile The Falmouth Christmas lights switch on is still going ahead as planned tonight. People are being advised to wrap up warm, take extra care and give yourself plenty of time to get in.

The event kicks off at 5.30pm with The Rock Choir warming up the audience on The Moor

At 5.40pm the parade with local children, led by Kernow Pipes and Drums, will leave Events Square down the main streets to The Moor.

At 6.15 pm - local schools perform carols and Christmas songs followed by the big switch on at 7pm.

Performances continue from Sing Choir and Viva Voce.