Snow and sleet are on the cards for a large swathe of Wales as wintry weather is set to dominate during the start of the week.

Commuters may have to dodge icy spots on roads and prepare to scrape windscreens as temperatures dip from Monday into Tuesday.

But it's possible the wintry conditions could begin as early as Sunday night, according to Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge.

He told WalesOnline: "It will be very breezy overnight Sunday into Monday with some showers coming through.

"There might just be a little hail and maybe even some sleet over the tops of the hills, particularly across Snowdonia and northern Wales."

Temperatures will plummet overnight, with readings in north Wales dipping as low as -2C into Monday morning.

The first day of the working week will see temperatures rebound somewhat, reaching around 6C in the north and 10C in south Wales, but another cold spell will arrive by the evening.

And the worst of the wintry weather is set to come with it.

Mr Patridge said: "Overnight into Tuesday, we'll see another cold night. This is where we could see some of these showers overnight Monday into Tuesday actually falling as snow.

"There could be snow in the high ground in Wales and as far south as the Brecon Beacons first thing Tuesday morning."

Commuters will need to be on alert for icy patches on the roads, as freezing temperatures grip the country.

Early risers may wake to temperatures as low as -4C in south Wales.

Those dreading the wintry spell will welcome a change in the pattern towards the middle of the week when Tuesday into Wednesday will feature a much milder night across the board.

Conditions will be mostly dry, despite a touch of frost first thing on Wednesday morning.

The remainder of the week will see highs reaching into the double digits, with maximum temperatures climbing near 12C come Friday.