SNOW showers and a northerly wind are set to end Wales' warm spell on Monday, according to the Met Office.

A spokesperson has warned that the bright and warm weather Wales has enjoyed of late will be replaced by snow and freezing temperatures over the coming days.

According to the Met Office, temperatures are expected to drop sharply overnight tonight before snow begins to arrive in the region tomorrow.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "We will see strong winds and risk of coastal gales developing overnight. Temperatures drop sharply leading to a harsh frost.

"Rain will be followed by wintry showers push in from the north, mostly clearing by dawn."

Their forecast for Monday said: "A mostly dry morning with snow showers arriving in the afternoon.

"A cold day with a biting northerly wind, despite the frequent sunny spells. Another widespread frost developing overnight. Maximum temperature 7C."

The Met Office also predicts that there is a chance of 'heavy snow' falling across the region - including in North Wales.

By 7am on Monday, temperatures will be close to freezing across much of North Wales, with the mercury falling to 0C around Snowdonia.

Coastal areas are expected to see temperatures of around 3C.

Light snow will be a factor on Monday morning in communities around Snowdonia. It will clear later in the day, although by around 10pm on Monday, there could be further snow spells around Snowdonia.

Temperatures are set to drop further on Tuesday, with readings of -1C in several inland parts of North Wales, and temperatures of about 2C on the coast.

And there could be heavy snow on Tuesday morning, particularly in Snowdonia, with light snow spells elsewhere in Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire and possibly Anglesey.

The snow is set to ease at around 4pm on Tuesday.

The Met Office said conditions will start to ease by Wednesday, but it will be windy with outbreaks of rain on Thursday.

They predict it will also remain 'unseasonably cold' throughout the rest of the week.