Heavy snow is forecast to hit areas of East Lancashire, including Darwen and Pendle Hill, overnight.

Wintery showers are predicted for Pendle Hill, Darwen, Colne, Nelson, Accrington, Burnley, Bacup, Rawtenstall among other parts of East Lancashire.

The Met Office has said that Pendle Hill is set to be hit with heavy snow from midnight until 2am, with light snow continuing for another hour.

Darwen is predicted to have sleet from midnight until 2am, when the Met office says that there could be heavy snowfall for an hour.

Speaking about the North West, the Met office website says: "Rain and hill snow moving southwards this evening, with a covering of snow possible on some hills.

"As colder air sinks southwards, and winds fall light, some snow may fall to lower levels overnight.

"Turning frosty later with icy patches. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

"Tuesday, a dry, bright and breezy day with plenty of sunshine. An outside chance of a wintry flurry during the afternoon, most likely across Merseyside and Cheshire.

"Feeling much colder. Maximum temperature 6 °C."

There are no weather warnings in place in advance of the predicted snowfall.

More snow is forecast later in the week, with heavy snow again set to hit parts of East Lancashire in the early hours of Friday morning.