DORSET weather enthusiasts have curbed the talk of a “white Halloween”.

Dorset Snow said a wintry spell this side of Christmas was “unlikely”, despite reports of a cold Halloween.

They said: “The reality is that a wintry spell this side of Christmas is extremely unlikely in general.

“It’s rare enough to get a white Christmas, let alone a white Halloween.

“The outlook for the end of October looks like a return to unsettled conditions that haunted early October and temperatures hovering around average.

“The wait for the first air frost looks likely to last into November, which is fairly standard.”

Meanwhile, Bournemouth & Poole Weather said: "While it does look like we’ll get into a more unsettled pattern through next week with more wind, rain and a fresher feel any talk of snow in southern England in October can be firmly dismissed.

"Looking at the forecast even a frost could be far fetched at the moment."

Reports had suggested snow could hit Britain at the end of the month in the “worst storm in 13 years”.

However, it might not be time to get the sleds out just yet.