The Met Office has issued two amber weather warnings for snow to cover north Wales from 8am until 3pm on Thursday, the Peak District and the South Pennines will be affected from 12 noon until 6pm.
There are amber and yellow warnings on Thursday for disruptive snow in other areas which could potentially extend from mid-Wales and the Midlands north.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly said, “Cold across most areas away from the south the UK, will be met by moisture-laden air spreading from the south.
“Where milder air encounters cold air, rain, sleet and snow will develop, bringing the risk of 2-5cm of snow in places, whilst some other areas see little or no snow.
“Over higher ground 5-10cm is likely, while locations above 200m within the Amber warning areas could see up to 25cm of snowfall. Snow here could drift in strong to gale force easterly winds.
“As the milder air from the south gradually pushes northwards the focus for wintry hazards also shifts northward with warnings issued for Scotland.”
Amy Shaw, National Network Manager at National Highways, said, “Freezing conditions bring hazards such as snow and ice, so take every possible step to understand your journey in advance and allow lots of extra time when travelling to prepare for the unexpected.
“It is therefore always important to plan ahead for your journey, check the weather forecasts, and if weather conditions become challenging, adjust your driving behaviour and take extra care.”