London is expected to get even colder over the next week as more snow and freezing temperatures will cover the region.

It comes as weather forecasters predict that snow showers and sleet will cover much of London from Wednesday, January 17.

The snow is set to last all afternoon and into the evening on January 17 and could carry on into the week.

With more snow expected, temperatures are also likely to drop as London will have degrees as low as -5C over the next week.

When will London get snow?

The Met Office's long-range forecast in London next week suggests: "Further bands of light rain and drizzle may also sink south at times. There is a very small risk of a period of snow across some southern areas for a time."

However, fellow weather forecasters' WX Charts show that snow will be likely as their weather map shows from January 17, London will be hit with more snow reaching around 2cm to 4cm in some regions.

Along with the snow, rain is also likely on the way with BBC Weather sharing that early on January 17, there will be a 30% chance of precipitation which could become ice.

Whilst next week will likely see more snowfall and colder weather, the start of the week will be dry, as the Met Office shares: "Turning clearer and much colder from Monday with sharp overnight frosts. Remaining cold, probably dry on Tuesday. Breezy at times with significant wind chill."

The colder air and snow come as the UK is under the influence of “high pressure”, which is bringing “colder than average weather for the time of year.”

As the Met Office said: “These cold and largely dry conditions will persist through much of this week, with areas to the south particularly cold compared to average.

“However, by the time we reach Sunday (January 14) a northerly airflow develops, which could increase the chances of wintry hazards for some.”

Speaking about the UK’s long-range outlook, Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern, commented: “A cold front from the north towards the weekend will mark another change in the airmass for the UK, moving from something with a bit of an Atlantic influence to air that comes more directly from the Arctic.”