Snow forecasts from WXCharts suggest heavy snowfall will cover north-west England in inches of snow, starting as soon as next Tuesday. The weather forecaster predicts even heavier snowfall across most of Scotland. Northern Scotland could see the worst of the snow with a maximum of 15 inches of the white stuff.
Manchester will not escape the deluge either, with north-western areas getting up to at least two inches.
Parts of Northern Ireland and Wales are also expected to be blanketed with snow, according to NetWeather.
Later on this week there are weather warnings over dangerous conditions from plummeting temperatures as low as -5C across parts of the country, according to forecasters.
Police have advised motorists to take extra precaution as roads could be transformed into “skating rinks”.
A spokesman for Thames Valley said: “It’s better to get to work or school late, and risk a telling off, than to end up in hospital or even worse, in a mortuary.”
Fleets of gritters will be out in force to make sure roads are safer for drivers.
The plunging thermometers come after high pressures brought in widespread mist and frost.
Parts of the country could also suffer from a development of freezing fog patches.
Public Health England is urging people to prepare for cold weather conditions and to look our for those out at risk.
Dr Owen Landeg, principal environmental public health scientist at PHE, said: “Below 18 degrees, changes to the body mean that the risk of strokes, heart attacks and chest infections increase so heating homes to this temperature is particularly important to stay well.”
Compared to the south, the North will experience warmer temperatures at around 10C.
However, this won’t last long as the impending snowfall creeps closer.
The arctic weather in the south will be swapped with much milder conditions next week as temperatures reach 0C (32F).
In a long range prediction, the Met Office said: “The south will be dry and cloudy with light winds whilst the north could be wetter and windier at times.
“Later on in this period, some rain may briefly spread further southeast across the UK, although the most unsettled weather is likely to remain in the north and northwest, where some hill snow is possible.
“Further southeast drier spells will be accompanied by the best brightness, along with the greatest risk of fog and frost.
“Temperatures will generally be near average, although a little below at times in the north.”