SNOW could fall across Oxford at the end of the week with a cold snap set to hit the country.

According to BBC Weather, there is a 49 per cent chance it will start snowing at 6am on Friday and throughout the day.

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A winter chill will see temperatures reach just two degrees.

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Met Office weather forecasters say the cold snap will start in the northern half of the UK before spreading southwards.

Frosts, hail and sleet, are expected particularly from mid-week onwards, but at lower levels and further south, any snow is expected to be more transient in nature.

BBC Weather also forecasts snow showers in Banbury on Saturday.