WITH Christmas not far away and temperatures dropping many people are wondering whether south Essex will be getting snow any time soon.

The Met Office say that conditions across the UK are forecast to turn colder with the prospect of snow for later in the week.

However, at this stage, to the disappointment of some people, it seems Southend and Basildon won’t be getting snow later this week.

David Oliver, a Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, said: “After some rain on Monday, conditions will turn mainly dry in the south for a time before a very uncertain period on Thursday and Friday for the southern half of England and Wales.

“The weather models are highlighting several possible solutions from very wet to mainly dry, with a mainly dry picture the most probable outcome at present.

“Snow in any affected area is unlikely to be anything more than transient and short-lived, but it could lead to small totals and some disruption over a few hours before melting.”

Southend should expect temperatures between 1’c and 5’c this week, with Basildon forecasted temperatures between -2’c and 5’c.