SNOW will fall across parts of the UK as icy stretches are expected to cause slips, trips and falls. But is your area at risk of heavy snow in the run-up to Christmas?
The Met Office has two weather warnings in effect across parts of Britain today. Ice alerts have been issued for Scotland, the northwest of England and Northern Ireland, following a night of heavy downpours. But when and where is the worst of the snow expected to hit?
Parts of the UK were blanketed by snow over the weekend, with weather forecasters issuing warnings about the icy conditions.
Snow flurries covered regions of Britain, including Derbyshire and Leicestershire as temperatures plunged to the bone-chilling temperature of -8C in some areas overnight.
A rugby match in Exeter was forced to halt after hail storm made it impossible for players to see.
Roads across parts of northern England were closed, with snow and flooding causing vehicles to be left stranded by motorists.
The two Met Office yellow warnings for ice are in effect until 10am and 11am this morning.
The first weather warning in effect across Northern Ireland warns of icy stretches expected leading to some slips, trips and falls as well as some difficult driving conditions.
The second warning which is effect across Scotland and northern England began at 3am and concludes at 11am.
The warning advises about icy surfaces on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths which could make injuries and accidents more likely.
The Met Office warned up to four inches (10cm) of snow could fall in parts of Scotland today.
The worst affected areas will likely be the Highlands, in north-west Scotland and the Pennines in northern England.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna told the Mirror Online: “Through today we are looking at further wintry showers, mainly in west and north-west Scotland.
“Again above about 400m we could see possibly five to 10cm (of snow). That’s in mainly the north-west Highlands.
“There could possibly be a slight covering at lower levels, from one to 3cm.”
The Met Office forecast for this week reveals the weather will likely be less windy with more dry weather for many.
On Monday, showers will batter some parts of Scotland with some hill snow, mainly over the west and north Highlands.
These downpours will continue across western and southern coastal areas, merging into a larger area of rain in the southeast during the afternoon.
Generally, it will become less windy through the day.
Later tonight, rain with some hill snow will fall across Scotland and will perhaps impact Northern Ireland and northern England for a time.
Persistent rain will hit the southeast and there will also be frost and some freezing fog.
On Tuesday, cold temperatures will hit much of the UK as rain in southeast gradually clears with fog over central parts gradually lifting.
Showers further north will die out away from the coasts, although more persistent rain with continue in the Northern Isles.
Freezing fog and low cloud lifting will be seen from Wednesday through Friday as the weather becomes milder.
Strong wins and rain will spread northeast on Wednesday, followed by blustery showers on Thursday.
Further rain and gales will spread northwards on Friday.
As it nears Christmas, the weather will generally be milder and unsettled.
However, it will be changeable, with wintery conditions likely to last through to December 29.
Snow is expected to hit in the north, mainly on higher ground.
But there also remains a chance of brief drier and colder interludes, with an increased risk of frost and fog.
You can find out the risk of snow over the next few days in your area here.