SNOW and ice could create “hazardous” conditions in parts of Dorset, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow weather alert for snow and ice has been issued for areas of the county.

It will be in force from 3am until 4pm on Thursday, November 30.

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A Met Office spokesperson said accumulations are “likely to be relatively small, perhaps 1-3cm at most, and mainly in areas inland and above 100-200m”.

The spokesperson added: “In addition to this, icy patches may also develop on untreated surfaces.”

In terms of what to expect, the Met Office said some roads and railways are likely to be affected which could result in longer journey times.

People should also beware of icy surfaces which could cause injuries from slips and falls.

Icy patches could also occur on untreated roads, pavements, and cycle paths.

Over the next few days, temperatures of around 4C or 5C are expected during the day.

During the night, it could feel like minus 4C on Thursday and Friday.

It comes after a weather expert said Dorset could see its first snow fall of the season on Thursday morning.