The Met Office has issued a national yellow warning as a northerly airflow will bring arctic air in a cold blast to the UK from Sunday.
There is also the potential for “disruptive snow and ice” for northern Scotland for Sunday and Monday and also northern Ireland.
Norther Scotland could see up to 10 cms of snow over Sunday and Monday and strong winds could result in their being snow drifts in some places.
Elsewhere there will be sleet and rain and snow will fall on higher ground in northern Ireland on Monday.
The middle of next week will be very cold across the UK and some other parts could see a chance of snow in the southern regions.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Chris Bulmer said, “Snow showers from Sunday onwards are most likely to move inland from coasts exposed to northerly winds.
“The focus of snow showers will be over northern Scotland, but parts of the North Sea and Irish Sea coasts may also see some snow at times.
“There are a couple of weather systems for Tuesday and Wednesday which we are keeping an eye on that bring the potential for disruptive snow for some regions.
“With cold air firmly in place, any weather systems that move across the country next week will bringing mainly snowfall inland.
“Models are currently showing us a variety of options for both systems and we’ll be able to add more details to in the coming days.”
Amy Fellows, National Network Manager at National Highways said, “Freezing conditions bring so many 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.
“National Highways also reminds motorists to keep TRIP in mind ahead of journeys – Top-up: oil, water, screen wash; Rest: rest every two hours; Inspect: Inspect tyres and lights and Prepare: check your route and the weather forecast.”