Snow could hit parts of the UK next week as we brace ourselves for a chill.
According to the Met Office, the white stuff could start falling in high areas of Scotland as a wintry weather front is blow in.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Once we get into Wednesday afternoon it’ll be much colder with showers turning wintery.
“It’ll feel pretty cold for the rest of the week and into the weekend with an increasing risk of wintry showers in the hills but also low lying areas.
“There may be some snow accumulating in the hills but also a risk of it settling in the lowlands.”
But although our friends in Scotland could be facing flurries, in the South West we are more likely to see a frost – and then some rain.
The UK long range forecast between December 4 and 13 reads: “The period will start unsettled across all parts of the UK, with areas of heavy rain and showers, locally of soft hail, sleet and snow likely, and possibly more widespread snow over some hills and mountains.
“Often windy, especially around coasts, but in quieter interludes overnight there will remain the potential for some patchy frost, and isolated mist and freezing fog. Temperatures are expected to be a below average overall.
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“Later in this period, it could turn drier and more settled with a chance of high pressure moving in from the north, bringing brisk easterly winds.
“Again, where winds fall lighter, overnight frost and patchy fog is likely, this perhaps most likely in the north. Near, to slightly below, average temperatures are most likely.
South West weather forecast
The week will start with patches of fog with rain approaching on Monday evening (December 30).
The Met Office forecast from Tuesday (December 1) to Thursday for the South West reads: “Drier on Tuesday with potential early morning frost. Dry and murky on Wednesday morning before further rain arrives.
“Showers throughout Thursday, heavy at times, and feeling cold. Possible coastal gales.”