With weather warnings for snow issued further north, some Islanders have been hoping it could be a white Christmas on the Isle of Wight this year.

But will it and what does the Island's main forecaster say?

According to the Isle of Wight Met Service, it is set to turn colder over the next few days.

The Island has already seen temperatures drop, with gritters deployed on the roads.

And with it getting 'rather chilly', forecaster Jamie Russell said there may be some sleet and wet snowfall on the way.

However, he said this is likely to be on higher ground and, 'at the moment', he does not expect 'proper snow' in the near future.

Although it means it is unlikely to be a white Christmas here this year, there is a glimmer of hope Islanders might see some snow after December 25.

Jamie said there are early hints it could turn colder again after a mild, wet and windy spell. 

In the short-term, he said it is looking 'rather chilly' for a few days.

He said: "Some showery bits of rain tomorrow (Thursday) with a little sleety stuff or wet snow falling over high ground and perhaps towards central and western parts of the Island but no sign of any snow on the ground apart from maybe the highest hills, then dry, cold and bright on Friday.

"It will be fine and cold for Saturday but Sunday looks like we could see some patchy rain or showers (uncertain)."

Elsewhere, the Met Office is warning of snow and ice for large parts of the country.

In the warning, snow is predicted to fall in parts of North and Eastern Scotland as well as North East England.