Dreams of White Christmas may have been dashed last month, but Southend is yet to experience of the coldest winter weather.

January and February are the coldest winter months and bring icy conditions, freezing temperatures and snow.

As Southend heads into the new year, residents are questioning if there will be any snowfall at all this winter season.

A Met Office spokeswoman said: "The long-range forecast shows high pressure is likely to become dominant across the UK and we might see drier and calmer conditions developing by the weekend and into next week.

"This will continue in a downward trend, becoming below average in many areas from mid-month, although the chance of widespread severe cold is still deemed low at this point."

However, long-range forecasting on Accuweather show the possibility of snow hitting the region on January 19, picking up again on January 25. 

Echo: Snow - There will be snowfall in Southend on Jan 19 and Jan 25Snow - There will be snowfall in Southend on Jan 19 and Jan 25 (Image: Accuweather)

Temperatures remain high for January this week, before dipping to the 5 degree mark during the day in the week beginning January 14.