As we head through tonight a change to much colder conditions is setting in.
First felt in Scotland this evening a weather front sweeping South East will initially give 15-20cms of snow over high ground before extending to lower levels in Scotland and areas above 200m in the North West of England as tonight goes on.
For the rest of the UK the majority of this band will sweep through as rain or sleet however some wet snow is possible during heavier bursts into the early hours Tuesday.
As we progress through Tuesday the risk of heavy snow showers almost anywhere across the UK but particularly across England & Wales will lead to some accumulations of between 2-5cms. Of course as usually the case with showers one area will likely remain dry whereas a few miles down the road has a covering of snow.
This will lead to some hazardous driving conditions and slippery surfaces for those out and about.
Looking further ahead and the potential for short but potentially notable cold snaps looks highly likely so this may just be the start of whats to come!