RESIDENTS in Dorset are likely to experience a 'cold snap' this week, according to weather forecasters.

Many people across the county have woken up this morning to a chilly start which is set to continue for the rest of the week.

The weather will continue to remain dry and sunny for the rest of the day with clear skies and breezy winds, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 10 degrees.

The Met Office has said that the cold weather will continue tonight with temperatures dropping down to 0 degrees - causing a risk of isolated fog patches and frost to develop.

The forecaster said that the weather will continue to be cold and dry before wetter weather hits the county on Wednesday.

The Met Office said: "Another cold start on Tuesday, but another dry day with lengthy sunny intervals. Light winds inland, a moderate breeze along southern coasts. Feeling cool with temperatures around average for November. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

"Cloudy to start on Wednesday before outbreaks of rain develop later. Turning brighter, breezier, and colder again on Thursday, then the risk of further rain on Friday."

Weather enthusiasts Dorset Snow said: "Dry and chilly start to this week with plenty of sunshine, but turning more unsettled by the weekend as low pressure moves in from the north.

"Still not totally impossible that we could see some wintry showers by night, but precipitation will be predominately cold rain."