Britain is bracing for temperatures to plummet tonight before parts of the UK are hit by a week of snowfall.
The UK is currently being battered by heavy rain and hurricane force winds as Storm Ciara moves across much of the country.
The Met Office even issue an amber weather warning for much of England with strong winds reaching 80mph in some areas, but widely across the country 50mph to 60mph.
Temperatures are expected to fall on Sunday evening before snow showers hits parts of the country.
The latest weather charts suggest the UK is at risk of being hit by snow showers throughout early next week, with a yellow weather warnings in place until Wednesday for snow and ice.
Wintery showers are forecast to hit parts of Northern England and Scotland on Monday night through to Wednesday.
The Met Office currently has a yellow weather warning in place for parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England for wind and snow, and snow and ice on Monday and Tuesday. A separate warning is in place on Wednesday for just snow and ice for the region.
The warnings claim the region will be battered by “heavy snow showers and icy surfaces” which will “likely to lead to travel disruption, particularly over higher routes”.
“The snow showers will occur particularly over high ground giving locally 1-3 cm above around 150 metres and 3-8 cm above 300 metres.
“Snow will gradually build, perhaps leading to accumulation of 10-15 cm on the highest routes. Any snow accumulations over low ground are likely to be temporary.
“Icy surfaces are likely to cause problems, especially overnight. Strong winds will be an additional hazard with gusts of 50-60 mph at times leading to drifting of snow over high ground.”
The Met Office outlook for Tuesday to Thursday reads: “Windy with wintry showers across the north and west giving significant snowfall on northern hills. Drier for a time on Wednesday before rain moves east across many areas on Thursday.”