The Met Office has said there will be “prolonged periods” of snowfall on higher ground over parts of Wales, northern England and Scotland towards the end of this week.
The jet stream will dip southwards and bring in “several shots” of Arctic air later this week which will see the mercury rapidly fall which will see many places “freeing overnight.”
Grahame Madge, a Met Office spokesman, told the PA news agency, “We’ve got an unsettled period of weather over the next few days, with wind warnings out for Scotland and Northern Ireland to begin with on Friday.
“This will extend to the whole of the UK apart from London and the South East on Saturday, with strong winds expected.
“There is an increasing signal of snow at higher elevations, indications suggest that areas above 200m in Scotland have the highest chance from Friday.
“There may well be temporary spells in other areas across northern England and Wales, in areas like the Pennines and Snowdonia, though this unlikely to be heavy enough to settle.”
He then said, there is “no sign” of snow in the lower areas in England and Wales, but he said, “never say never.”
Madge added, “Friday and Saturday, though bright and clear, will be quite cold with a chance of more prolonged periods of snow at higher levels, but we’re not anticipating anything at lower level.
“Though not exceptionally cold temperatures during the day, many places could drop to around freezing overnight.
“The coldest day temperatures for London and the South East will be around 6C on Saturday, though this isn’t particularly rare for the time of year.”