Cumbria could see the first snow of the year this week.

The UK Met Office has issued a yellow snow weather warning for December 3 and December 4.

Snow is expected across the region in the north and Scotland between 11.41am on December 3 through to 9am December 4.

Coastal towns and villages may not be affected as they say snow is likely to be over the hills.

The met office forecast expects spells of snow over hills and mountains on December 3 before snow turns more widespread for a time overnight.

Snow will then fade, turning to rain for some, later in the night and on Friday morning.

On Friday a further two to five cm is possible above 300 to 400m and at night the snow may briefly settle across areas as low as 150m above sea level, before the snow level rises as milder air arrives from the east.

Two to five cm of snow is then possible above 150m, with transient sleet/snow at lower elevations.

The bulk of snow will tend to be over the Pennines.

They also warn that transport could be disrupted by the weather and said: "Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services."