A cold snap has started to take grip across the UK and in parts of Scotland more than 10cm of snow fell and the Met Office has said that later this week 20cm could fall.
The Met Office has said that the cold snap will also bring snow, ice, rain and wind this week and in Scotland the temperature could plunge to as low as -15C overnight.
The Met Office said that in southern England and South Wales people should “expect to wake up to snow” on Wednesday.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said, “I think over higher grounds such as Exmoor, the Chilterns and the Cotswolds there will be a fair amount of snow.
“Elsewhere it is going to be quite difficult, especially after today’s wet weather, to say how much snow will settle.”
On Thursday and Friday in the north of England, southern Scotland and Northern Ireland snow is likely to be “much more impactful.”
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow all day on Wednesday in London, South Wales and southern England until 9am on Thursday.
Burkhill warned people to only travel if essential and take supplies and a blanket in your car in case you get stuck in the snow.
He said, “Through the worst of the weather, keep up to date with warnings, be prepared your journey may take longer than normal and you may end up stranded in your car.
“If there is significant snow take water and maybe a blanket just in case, that’s if you absolutely need to travel.
“Treat the weather sensibly and be aware it could be dangerous.”
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