SNOW is beginning to fall across parts of south Essex as temperatures are dropping.

The Met Office predicted that there will be “heavy snow” and “light snow” throughout the day across parts of south Essex including Southend and Basildon.

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Snow has already begun to fall in some areas, including Benfleet and Rayleigh.

Photos and videos show some roads, and pavements, already starting to be covered in snow.

Snow in Rayleigh: 

Snow in Benfleet: 

Echo: Snow falling in BenfleetSnow falling in Benfleet (Image: Newsquest)

More to follow.