SNOW is set to hit Cumbria, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for the county. 

The warning is in effect between 5 past midnight tomorrow (Friday, December 8) and 6pm on Saturday (December 9). 

During Friday, increasingly frequent snow showers already affecting parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will extend across many other northern and western parts of the UK.

2-5 cm of snow is likely in places over the warning area. 10-20 cm is possible for some locations, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and perhaps the northwest Midlands.

Icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight.

The heaviest and most frequent snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland during Saturday.

The Met Office has warned that there will be possible travel delays on roads and possible delays and cancellations to rail and air travel.

Some rural communities could be cut off and power supplies interrupted.

There will probably be some icy stretches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths and some injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces.