SNOW has fallen in parts of Wiltshire overnight but with some areas not seeing any at all.

The Marlborough area has probably seen most of the snow, with a sprinkling in Swindon, Devizes and Trowbridge with Corsham and Chippenham missing out almost entirely.

Wiltshire Council says primary and secondary routes have been gritted but untreated minor roads may be icy this morning.

Swindon Borough Council says its roads have also been treated.

Clear skies with sunshine are forecast later but the wind chill factor means it may feel as if is below freezing.

Meanwhile warnings of life-threatening floods are in place along the east coast as Britain is battered by heavy rain, high winds and snow.

The Environment Agency upped its warning as police prepared to evacuate thousands of residents of Jaywick, Essex, and soldiers have been deployed to Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast where about 3,000 residents have been urged to leave their homes or move upstairs.

Scotland and the north of England were covered in a blanket of snow while the east coast is due to be hit by a storm surge at lunchtime.

Elsewhere, the Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for combinations of high winds, snow and ice.

The Environment Agency's 12 severe flood warnings - which warn of a threat to life - are in place for coastal areas of Essex and Suffolk while dozens of flood warnings have been imposed as the east coast braces itself for a storm surge.

Coastal communities in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex have been told they should be prepared for large waves and possible flooding.

Cross-Channel rail operator Eurostar cancelled two trains between London and Paris due to "weather conditions" in south-east England and northern France. A spokeswoman said all affected passengers were offered seats on other trains.