Snow in France

Parts of central France are under snow warnings this morning after unseasonably cold weather struck higher areas.

Residents in three departments - Haute Loire, Lozère and Ardeche - have been warned to avoid travel if possible and be prepared to be trapped at home.

"Scattered snow is still falling above 1,000 metres," the national weather service noted in its 6am bulletin, warning that the formation of black ice was possible.