PICTURES: Sussex wakes up to snow

Photo from Jo Dench in Handcross. SUS-160117-102539001
Photo from Jo Dench in Handcross. SUS-160117-102539001

Families across Sussex woke up to a blanket of snow this morning (Sunday, January 17).

Despite the freezing temperatures, people have already been outdoors making snow angels and snowmen.

Photo from Bindu Philip in Handcross SUS-160117-102701001

Photo from Bindu Philip in Handcross SUS-160117-102701001

Residents in Handcross, Eastbourne, Crawley, Robertsbridge and Horsham have sent in photos of the snowy scenes outside their homes.

A Met Office Level 3 cold weather warning remains in place for Sussex today.

The warning stated: “There is a 99 per cent probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow.

“This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

Photo from Tom Vansittart in Handcross SUS-160117-102723001

Photo from Tom Vansittart in Handcross SUS-160117-102723001

“Frosts may be severe at times, particularly where there is lying snow. As winds fall light there is an increasing risk of freezing fog patches forming overnight. Locally, where freezing fog lingers, temperatures may stay sub-zero all day.

“Cold weather currently looks set to last into early next week. At this stage, it appears that the weather may then turn less cold during the middle of next week.”

- Send us your snowy snaps at copydesk.sussex@jpress.co.uk.

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Photo from Nicola Stevens in Broadfield, Crawley SUS-160117-102821001

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Photo from Bindu Philip in Handcross SUS-160117-102650001

Photo from Bindu Philip in Handcross SUS-160117-102650001

Photo from Jon Lord in Eastbourne SUS-160117-102712001

Photo from Jon Lord in Eastbourne SUS-160117-102712001

Photo from Jo Dench in Handcross SUS-160117-102554001

Photo from Jo Dench in Handcross SUS-160117-102554001

Horsham saw a light dusting of snow overnight. SUS-160117-102755001

Horsham saw a light dusting of snow overnight. SUS-160117-102755001

Photo from Leroy Dekker in Crawley SUS-160117-110556001

Photo from Leroy Dekker in Crawley SUS-160117-110556001

Photo from Leroy Dekker in Crawley SUS-160117-110611001

Photo from Leroy Dekker in Crawley SUS-160117-110611001