FORECASTERS expect transport delays this morning after a weekend of unusual weather ended with a frosty night on Sunday.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow and ice across the North West although conditions are set to improve as the day goes on.

Reports suggest the cold weather overnight could have caused ice to build up on roads and paths, with snow expected in some places.

The Met Office has warned that some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services, while walkers are told to be careful of injuries from slips and falls on icy paths and pavements.

A spokesman said: "Widespread icy patches will develop on untreated surfaces Sunday evening and night.

"Wintry showers will also continue through Sunday evening and night onwards into Monday morning, especially over Scotland and Northern Ireland.

"Snow accumulations will tend to be largely confined to hills and mountains above 200-300 metres where a few cms snow is possible."

Conditions are set to improve later in the day, with the sun coming out around 11am and highs of about 9C° in some places.

However, forecasters expect winds to pick up in the afternoon, with gales expected.

This will continue throughout the week with a weather warning already in place on Wednesday when gusts are expected to reach about 55mph.