A WEATHER warning for ice has been issued for Hampshire by the Met Office.

Rain and sleet are expected to fall on the county on Monday morning and a yellow warning is in place from 4am until 11am.

Gritters were heading out on Hampshire's roads in anticipation of poor conditions.

Forecasters say that icy patches may form on roads and paths and motorists are advised to drive carefully.

Temperatures were expected to fall to about 3C at midnight and get colder throughout Monday, dropping to -1C later in the evening.

Meanwhile rain is expected to fall between 8am and 1pm, with sleet forecast between 9am and 11am.

A Met Office statement says: "Ice is expected to form on some surfaces Sunday night and into Monday morning.

"Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces and there will probably be some icy patches on untreated roads and cycle paths. On Monday morning some snow may fall over parts of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

"Some accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible above ~ 100 m but at lower levels no accumulations are expected, instead a mixture of rain and sleet is most likely.

"Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer and more difficult journeys."