ICE could cause problems for commuters on Friday morning, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather alert of ice has been issued for Bournemouth, Poole and the rest of Dorset and will be in force between 4am and 10am on Friday.

Between 5am and 11am, it will feel no warmer than -1C or -2C with it feeling more like -3C between 8am and 9am.

The Met Office says: “Following a spell of rain, temperatures will fall quickly later in the night allowing ice to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads.

“A few wintry showers will follow. Some injuries from slips and accidents on icy surfaces are possible. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.”

The chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “Rain will clear from the west during the early hours of Friday, with clearing skies allowing a rapid fall in temperature, and leading to ice forming on untreated surfaces.

“A few showers of rain, sleet and hill snow will follow, possibly giving a slight covering of snow over higher ground.”