Some Dorset residents were surprised to wake up to a snowy landscape this morning.

Parts of Dorset experienced a fluttering of snow in the early hours.

Areas of north and west Dorset saw snow fall in areas including Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Dorchester.

Whilst the snow may be short lived this morning, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder to people driving after a snowfall.

Dorset Echo: The fire service has issued some advice when driving after a snowfallThe fire service has issued some advice when driving after a snowfall (Image: DWFRS)

A spokesperson for the service said: "If your ‘wintry showers’ were more than expected, make sure you completely clear your windscreen before driving - no peering through a porthole.

"Some roads could be a bit tricky first thing, so take it steady and allow a bit more time for your journey."

It looks like last night's snow may be all we get this weekend, though, as it is expected to be a dry day in Dorchester, with highs of 7 degrees, although, temperatures will plummet to freezing overnight to zero degrees.

It will be similar in Weymouth today as well, with highs of 8 degrees, but it will be slightly warmer over night with a temperatures of 1 degree.

In Sherborne it will be a bit colder, though, and there is a chance of rain late this afternoon at around 5pm. Temperatures will peak at 7 degrees but will drop to zero overnight.

It is expected to be dry on Sunday across the county with sunshine expected for Weymouth and Dorchester and some showers in the afternoon in Sherborne.

Rain is forecast in all three areas on Monday March 4.