Snow, ice and widespread working from home under a duvet on Wednesday, the Met Office warns.

A yellow weather warning was issued overnight, with parts of the UK expected to be brought to a near standstill by a volume of snow most northern European countries could sweep up over a lunchtime.

Police have urged people in London and the Southeast to plan ahead, predicting that 3-5mm of slushy sleet could cause minor travel disruption across the region. 

Over the coming days, an estimated 73.65% of London’s 8.7 million residents will be exaggerating the disruption to their commute, as the winter weather hits. 

The editors of, London local papers, The Evening Standard and The Metro are ready to deploy ‘blitz spirit’ clichés alongside pictures of office workers trudging through an inch of grey slush, while the BBC’s entire news output will focus on snow-related delays to commuter trains into the capital. 

Cut off from their places of work by minor delays to buses and the Underground, many workers will be forced to work from home with only the latest Netflix blockbuster keeping them warm.

City office drone Mark Collins told us: “Yeah the weather girl said the North would be hit hardest, I’m like in Edgware, so I’ll probably be snowed in for a few at boxsets at least. Winter is Coming!” 

The Met Office predicts that Scotland and northern England could see up to 10cm ( 4in ) of snow tonight with residents likely to just go about their business as usual tomorrow.