A FLURRY of snow made a surprise appearance in Oxfordshire this weekend.

A heavy shower fell across the county shortly after 5pm on Sunday and has moved across the county - including in Oxford, Grove, Banbury, Didcot, Faringdon and Kidlington, according to Oxford Mail readers.

The snow had not been predicted by forecasters and delivered another twist during a day of unexpected weather, which has also seen powerful winds and a downpour of hail. 

The unseasonal sprinkling started at about 5pm and the Met Office said there was a chance more light snow from 7pm in some areas of the county, particularly North Oxfordshire.

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A heavy hail shower pelted parts of Oxfordshire at about 5.30pm, including Oxford, following high-speed winds that have sent some trees toppling into the roads.

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Last month several inches of snow coated the county and forced school closures and transport disruption - see our snow gallery here.

On Wednesday a yellow weather warning for wind will come into force in Oxfordshire, with forecasters predicting gusts of more than 50mph.