Weather warnings are in place for large parts of the UK are bracing for freezing temperatures, ice and snow.
A cold blast coming in from northern Scandinavia will result in a cold snap for many households in the north and temperatures during the day will remain in single figures.
Temperatures will remain below freezing for large parts of England and Scotland and next week will likely see cold weather.
The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for the UK, the first one is for snow and ices until 11am on Wednesday for north east England and Yorkshire, north and eastern Scotland.
The second yellow weather warning is set until 11 am on Thursday for north east England and north Yorkshire, including eastern Scotland.
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Oliver said, “The weather models are highlighting several possible solutions from very wet to mainly dry, with a mainly dry picture the most probable outcome at present.
“However, some models include the prospect of an area of low pressure developing and moving in from the south or south-west.
“If this solution proves to be correct, we could see an area of warmer and moisture-laden air ‘bumping’ into the cold air further north. Along the boundary of the two air masses lies a zone across southern and central Britain where snowfall could develop fairly widely.”
He added: “Snow in any affected area is unlikely to be anything more than transient and short-lived, but it could lead to small totals and some disruption over a few hours before melting.”