The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for “heavy snow” and as much as seven inches could blanket parts of the UK.
Heavy snow is set to hit northern England, Lancashire and West of Newcastle from 4am to 3pm today, with a risk of “significant disruption” of snow in central and northern Scotland until Friday.
“Heavy rainfall” is expected to hit north west England which could cause flooding for some homes with travel disruption.
Another yellow warning for heavy rain has been issued for Manchester, Liverpool, Stoke and Preston from 9am on Thursday.
Other parts of Southern England and Wales could experience spring like weather with temperatures as high as 14C.
Tom Morgan, a Met Office forecaster said, “More milder conditions are set to move in from the Atlantic on Wednesday evening and will lead to a sort of battleground with the cold air in the north.
“This will cause some of the rain and snow which will impact areas across northern England and Scotland.
“Northern Ireland will see around 30mm of rainfall, while parts of north-west England could experience flooding, as the ground is already very saturated and the rivers are higher than usual.”
He added, “Those travelling in snowy conditions should be wary of disruption to the roads and public transport, as much as 20cm could fall in the worst affected areas so people should be careful.
“Temperatures will be close to 0C in the coldest regions, while parts of southern England and Wales could reach spring-like temperatures, even as high as 14C. So there’s quite a disparity depending on where you live.”