Britain is set to be slammed by up to 10cm of snow after temperatures plunge as low as -9C on the coldest night of autumn so far.
This week has brought the first cold snap of the season, with temperatures several degrees below normal, and nasty weather conditions are expected from Tuesday.
The Met Office has issued heavy rain warnings for parts of England and Northern Ireland as downpours threaten flood-ravaged towns in Yorkshire and the Midlands.
Elsewhere, heavy snow is possible over high ground in Scotland, England and Wales from Wednesday night, and there could be a few flakes or sleet in Northern Ireland as well.
Scroll down for the forecast in your area.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill told Mirror Online: "The higher ground of Scotland, northern England and Wales will see some sleet and snow through (Tuesday) morning and thereafter it’s an improving picture.
"Over high ground of the Peak District the heavier rain may bring a little sleet or snow.
"Things will turn drier apart from the odd sleet or snow shower for Scotland.
"The bigger problem is the rainfall amounts, particularly across the areas still affected by flooding from the heavy rain last week.
In Scotland, heavy snow is expected as a front moves in from the west from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, with 5-10cm possible over the Cairngorms and a few centimetres in the Highlands.
Up to 4cm is possible in the North East of England and about 1cm could fall in the Peak District in central England. Some snow is possible over high ground in Wales.
The exact path of the front remains uncertain, however.
As temperatures drop overnight, ice patches, widespread frost and freezing fog are expected to develop.
Mr Burkill said: "It’s a cold week. Temperatures are a little bit below average. With the wet and windy weather it is feeling cold.
"There will be a little bit of sleet and snow, but that’s not that unusual for this time of year.
"Tuesday night is probably going to be the coldest night – we could get lows of maybe -8C or -9C in the sheltered glens in Scotland, in the valleys.
"That would make it coldest night of the autumn so far.
"Even southern parts of the UK could get some patchy frost with lows of -1C or -2C."
Average temperatures for this time of year are daytime maximums of 10-11C in the south and 8C in the north, and overnight lows of 5C in the south and 2-3C in the north.
Here is what the Met Office forecast looks like in your area.
Central, Tayside and Fife
Some showers will continue over Angus and North Perthshire on Tuesday afternoon as the south and west of the region brighten up and hit 8C.
There will be strong northerly winds along the east coast.
The temperature will drop to -5C overnight with widespread frost on Wednesday morning followed by a cold day at 5C and sunny spells.
Showers could fall again on Thursday and nights will stay cold.
Tuesday will bring frequent showers with some hill snow at times.
The high will be 8C as winds remain strong.
Snow will fall over high ground overnight and there will be some icy patches and widespread frost, with the low at -4C
Showers will fall as snow over high ground on Wednesday while dry and sunny places have a daytime high of 6C.
Highlands and Eilean Siar
Northerly gales will batter the Hebrides on a rainy start to Tuesday before the west mostly brightens up and the region hits 8C.
There will be prolonged showers in Strathspey with hill snow later.
The temperature will plunge to -6C overnight with widespread frost and a few showers lingering.
Wednesday will be mainly dry and sunny at 6C, but showers around the coasts will fall as snow over high ground and they will stick around on Thursday.
Orkney and Shetland
A few showers and more sunshine on Tuesday afternoon as winds ease and the temperature rises to 7C.
Light showers will turn wintry, especially across Shetland, overnight as the temperature hovers around 1C.
Showers will become wintry at times on Wednesday and there will be a northerly breeze. The high will be 6C.
Thursday will be bright and cold with some showers. Nights will bring a risk of frost and ice.
Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and Borders
Most areas will be dry on Tuesday afternoon, but showers will linger on the Berwickshire and Galloway coasts where it will be windy.
After a maximum temperature of 8C, it will drop to -5C overnight with a sharp frost and some freezing fog.
Showers could continue to fall over the far west on Wednesday as the temperature hits 5C.
Most places will stay fine and dry through the rest of the week.
Most areas will be dry in the afternoon with a high of 8C and a few showers on Argyll Coast and Isles, and strong winds in the far west gradually easing.
Widespread frost and some freezing fog patches are likely as the temperature dips to -4C.
Wednesday's high will be 6C with showers over the far west, and it will be followed by sunny spells on Thursday and showers spreading to Lanarkshire.
Heavy showers will fall in Antrim and North Down with gales severe near coasts on Tuesday, when the maximum temperature will be 9C.
A dry evening in most places will lead to frost and patchy frog overnight, along with a low of -3C.
Rain could stall over Fermanagh, Armagh and Down on Wednesday, The high will be 8C.
Some showers on Thursday could be wintry, followed by dry conditions on Friday.
Heavy rain and strong winds will batter many parts of the country on Tuesday, as the temperature climbs to 10C.
Showers will become less frequent overnight and there could be some rural frost and some hill fog with the temperature at zero.
Another band of heavy rain will move in on Wednesday on another 10C day.
Forecasters are predicting more rain on Thursday and Friday.
Tuesday afternoon should be much drier after heavy showers and strong winds in the morning, but it will remain blustery and cold at 8C.
Overnight, showers could fall across coastal parts of Cheshire and southern Lancashire, and widespread frost is expected as the temperature falls to -3C.
Wednesday will feel slightly less cold with lighter winds at 8C, but there is a chance of a few showers.
Rain and cloud could ruin sunny spells on Thursday. Friday will be drier but cloudy and cold.
Showers will be heavy at times and wintry on high ground as strong winds develop. Tuesday's high will be 8C.
Frost will be widespread overnight with a low -2C.
Wednesday will stay cold at 6C with the odd shower and Thursday will be breezy with a mix of sun and rain.
Yorkshire and Humber
Heavy showers could turn wintry on high ground on Tuesday. It will be 9C but breezy.
Coastal showers and widespread frost are forecast overnight, along with a minimum temperature of -1C.
Wednesday will become cloudier with the odd shower in the afternoon as the temperature rises to 7C.
Wet and windy weather is expected on Thursday and Friday.
Rain will be heavy at times along with strong winds and a high of 8C.
It will be dry in most places overnight, but it will be frosty and possibly icy as the temperature hovers around the freezing mark.
There could be some showers in the north of the region on Wednesday, but the winds will ease and make it feel less cold at 8C.
Heavy rain will move in on Thursday and scattered showers will persist on Friday.
Tuesday will bring outbreaks of heavy rain, strong winds and a maximum temperature of 8C.
Overnight, it will be dry with widespread ground frost and a low of 1C.
The Met Office said cloud will increase through Wednesday, possibly bringing a few light showers, along with a high of 7C.
Heavy showers are possible on Thursday and Friday is expected to be breezy with more rain.
It will become drier and less windy on Tuesday afternoon. The high will be 7C.
Coastal showers and strong winds are expected in the evening, followed by mist or fog patches and frost overnight (1C).
Wednesday will be mainly dry but chilly at 8C with some showers possible later in the evening.
Heavy rain is a threat on Thursday and Friday.
London and South East
Clouds and strong winds will spread in as the day goes on, but it will be mostly dry on Tuesday with a high of 9C.
Mist or fog patches and frost will develop by dawn on Wednesday, followed by some showers in the afternoon (9C) and heavy rain at night.
Longer spells of rain could hit on Thursday and Friday.
Blustery showers will linger in the west of this region on Tuesday, but the east should see sunny spells most of the day and a maximum temperature of 9C.
Overnight, the temperature will drop to zero and there will be a touch of frost.
Heavy rain will sweep in on Wednesday afternoon, when the high will be 11C, and showers will settle in on Thursday.
Friday will bring a mix of sun and rain.
National five-day weather forecast
Bright spells for most but also some rain or showers.
The far south and the northwest of England the driest.
Cold and windy, particularly the west with coastal gales.
Very strong winds this morning for north Wales and Liverpool Bay.
Showers dying out for many areas away from the far north and Irish Sea coastal areas.
Cold with widespread frost in the north and a few fog patches.
A bright start but clouding over during the day.
Coastal showers, these more widespread for Wales and the southwest.
Strengthening winds and further rain here in the afternoon.
Thursday to Saturday
Showers in the north will be wintry of the hills throughout.
For central and southern areas in addition to showers, some heavier rainfall is likely during Thursday.
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