TEMPERATURES in the region have already dropped to -7°C this week in places and will struggle to get above 2°C before the weekend according to the Met Office.

Forecasters predict that snow moving over southern Britain today will become heavy in the afternoon. The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning, urging people to “be prepared”.

The following schools are closed across South Wiltshire today (Thursday):

Alderbury & West Grimstead School

All Saints CoE Primary School, Netheravon

Amesbury Archer Primary

Ambesbury CoE Primary School

Appleford School, Shrewton

Avon Valley College

Bemerton St Johns School

Bishop Wordsworth's school

Breamore CoE Primary School

Broad Chalke CE Aided Primary School

Bulford St Leonards Primary School

Burgate School & Sixth Form

Chilmark & Fonthill Bishop Primary

Christ the King School

Clarendon Infants

Clarendon Junior School

Collingbourne Primary School

Coombe Bissett Primary School

Dinton Primary School

Downton Primary School

Durrington Junior School

Exeter House School

Fordingbridge Infants

Great Wishford School

Greentrees Primary School, Bishopdown

Hale Primary School

Harnham Infant School

Harnham Junior School

Larkill Garrison Nursery

Larkhill Primary School

Longford Primary School

Manor Fields Primary School, Salisbury

Morgans Vale and Woodfalls School

Newton Town Primary School

Old Sarum Primary School

Pembroke Park Primary School

Pewsey Vale

Pitton Primary School

Salisbury Sixth Form College

Sarum Academy

Sarum St Paul’s School

Shrewton Primary School

South Wilts Grammar School

South Wiltshire UTC

St Edmund’s Primary School

St John’s Primary School

St Joseph’s School

St Martin’s Primary School

St Michael’s Primary School

St Nicholas Primary School

Stratford-sub-Castle Primary School

Stonehenge School

St Osmund’s Primary School

The New Forest Primary School at Landford

The Trafalgar School at Downton

The Wasp Centre

Wallop Primary School

Wardour Castle Primary School

Western Downland Primary School, Rockbourne

West Tytherley Primary School

Whiteparish All Saints Primary School

Wilton & Barford Primary School

Wiltshire College Salisbury

Winterslow Primary School

Winterbourne Earls Primary School

Woodford Valley C of E School

Woodlands Primary School

Wylye Valley Primary

Wyvern College

Zouch Primary School

There are some schools that are still open today but have announced that they will be closing early: 

Dinton Pre-school 

Giant Steps at River Bourne Farm

Smiley Face Nursery, Amesbury - closing at 1pm 

South Hills City Nursery 

St Marks Pre-school, Salisbury - closing at 11.30am 

St Thomas à Becket Aided Primary School, Tilshead - closing from 12pm 

Avondale School, Bulford - closing at 12pm 

Kiwi School, Bulford Camp - closing at 12.30pm