Snow is falling... all around us... children playing... having fun!

THE first snow of the festive season fell in Fenland this morning as weather forecasters warned the country to prepare for icy conditions.

Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard photographer Brian Purdy took this picture in March this morning as the Met Office issued a yellow warning and urged drivers to expect icy conditions on the country’s roads.

Heavy rain and sleet should turn to snow during the weekend with temperatures thought to reach just 3 to 6C during the day and dropping below freezing during the night.