The Met Office has issued a rare red weather warning which is the most serious alert which could be capable of destroying buildings.
There is also an amber wind warning for part of Scotland and the north of England and the public are being urged to be cautious this weekend as winds of over 75mph could also cause “flying debris.”
The temperature could fall to as low as -4C on Friday and Storm Arwen will hit the UK today until Saturday.
The public are being warned to expect fallen trees, disruption to public transport, power cuts and mobile phone outages and it is likely parts of the UK will have snow over the weekend.
Stephen Dixon, a Met Office spokesman, said, “The worst-affected areas will predominantly be on the coasts, with gusts of over 75mph bringing possible disruption to travel and longer journey times, power cuts, flying debris and large waves, with beach material being thrown around.
“There is also a yellow warning of wind in place along the west coast of the UK from 9am on Friday, stretching from Scotland, through Northern Ireland and Wales and as far as south-west England.
“This reflects the impact Storm Arwen will have, with strong winds likely to occur into Saturday, when the warning is extended to most parts of the UK.
“The south-east and London, though fairly windy, are likely to escape the worst of the gusts and remain relatively calm in comparison to the rest of the country, which will certainly feel the impact of the storm.”
Dixon added, “As Arwen causes disruption there will also be the chance of snow in the coming days, especially in the higher regions of Scotland and northern England.
“There may also be some snow in the lower ground region of northern England, though this is likely to be short-lived and fall in the form of sleet or wintry rain.
“It comes on the back of a fall in temperature, with parts of rural Scotland and England to drop below freezing during the night.”