The Met Office have warned that up to 20 inches of snow is to hit parts of the UK over the next few days, with rural communities at risk of being cut off.
Yellow warnings are in place from today for a total of six days, which could cause travel delays and possible power cuts and mobile networks going down.
Scotland will bear the brunt of heavy snow with more than 20 inches expected to fall and an amber ‘danger to life’ warning has been issued in the country for Friday and Saturday.
Heavy snow will make its way down the east coast which is expected to stop just after Cambridge, with yellow warnings for northern England.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Mark Sidaway said, “Into the weekend snow will continue across much of Scotland, and is likely to increasingly fall to low levels before beginning to move south into northern and eastern England.
“We are likely to see some very large accumulations across higher parts of Scotland especially, with strong winds leading to significant drifting and blizzard conditions at times.
“Although amounts of snow across England are likely to be less, they could still cause some problems as we go into the weekend.”
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders added, “Further spells of snow will continue to affect parts of northern England and Scotland during Wednesday and Thursday.
“There could be continued travel disruption across northern trans-Pennine routes and the higher roads across the Southern Uplands and Grampians.
“Meanwhile, a period of heavy rain overnight into early Wednesday will result in rapid thawing of snow in places, particularly north east England, which may lead to a risk of flooding.”