Arctic air is expected to convey snow, ice and chilly winds to elements of the UK early subsequent week.
A Met Workplace yellow warning is in pressure for a lot of northern and japanese Scotland, in addition to north-east England and North Yorkshire, all through Monday.
This implies extreme climate is feasible, and individuals ought to put together for climate to have an effect on journey and different actions.
The Met Workplace has issued a separate warning for Tuesday that covers a wider space, together with extra of Yorkshire.
Met Workplace meteorologist Craig Snell mentioned that, in Scotland, chilly winds might make it really feel like “some of the coldest climate we have had because the starting of December”.
He mentioned as much as 10cm (4in) of snow might fall on excessive floor on every day, with as much as 5cm doable in low-lying areas.
Areas lined by Monday’s warning embody Dundee and Aberdeen, the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland, and a hall of north-east England that extends to Yorkshire.
The Met Workplace mentioned snow showers might trigger delays on roads in these locations, in addition to rail and aircraft cancellations. It additionally warned of the chance of slips and falls on icy surfaces.
There was “slight probability” that rural communities may very well be lower off, it mentioned, including that cuts to energy and cellphone companies have been doable.
By Tuesday, “frequent” snow showers are expected in the identical area – with the warning space prolonged to Strathclyde, extra of Yorkshire and the Humber, and the East Midlands.
BBC forecaster Louise Lear mentioned it was “commonplace” for this sort of climate to look in the transition from winter to spring, as a result of “the pendulum can swing from one option to the opposite”.
There was a “nice deal of uncertainty” as to what would occur mid-week, she mentioned, with extra snow doable – though chilly situations mustn’t final past the top of the week.
Earlier alerts issued by the UK Well being Safety Company additionally stay in place. These warn that every one of England is more likely to expertise chilly climate for a lot of subsequent week.
The company mentioned this might have a “critical impression” on the well being of those that are susceptible to chilly climate, and urged individuals to test on family members.
It suggested over-65s, or these with pre-existing medical situations, to warmth their houses to a minimum of 18C.