The Met Office has today issued a yellow severe weather warning for disruptive snow and ice covering the whole of England and Wales for Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
In a statement the Met Office warned that the cold, unsettled conditions could bring snow and ice to all parts of the UK.
However, they advise that significant accumulations of snow are unlikely to be widespread at lower levels and that we could expect to see patchy accumulations of 1-3 cm of snow, with accumulations of 5 cm in places.
While some areas could see up to 10 cm, these are likely to be on higher ground.
Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen explained,
“As the moist air from a weather system bringing storms to France clashes with the cold air sitting over the UK, it brings the chance of wintry showers and snow disruption to most parts.
“It’s not possible at this stage to be certain where exactly will see the worst impacts of any snow, but people need to be prepared for the possibility of disruption and make sure they check the forecast regularly.
“Areas of higher ground are most likely to see significant snowfall, so it’s particularly important to take extra care when planning and travelling in those places.”
They also warned there is also a risk of ice and snow towards the end of the week, most likely south and central UK.