Temperatures are soon set to plummet as Brits will be blanketed by up to five days of snow as the cold snap gets ready to bite.
Freezing air coming from the North Atlantic and Scandinavia will arrive inside seven days, forecasters tell us.
Large flurries of snow are expected from as early as next Wednesday in parts of Scotland – and many areas of the UK won’t escape, either.
People are bracing themselves for a pre-Christmas ice blast. The chilly weather system will start from late November, before the wintry blast worsens into December.
Thermometers could plummet to -12C in central Scotland and -7C in the north of England.
But where will the snow hit and when?
Here’s what forecasters tell us as we prepare for a big chill over the next few weeks.
Snow could fall in the capital and south east as early as November 26, according to BBC Weather.
The “frosty regime” in England will stick around in the south of the country for some time, expects say.
London is expected to teeter just above freezing, with overnight temperatures of around 1C in early December.
The cold is expected to stick around even after the snow has cleared.
Forecasters are predicting light snow showers starting in the south west from next Thursday.
The white stuff comes with overnight temperature set to fall to just above freezing in the south west next Wednesday.
Some areas could be really hit – the BBC is forecasting ‘heavy snow showers’ for parts of the east Cotswolds next week.
Forecasts believe some areas in the Midlands could be set for some snow late next week.
On Friday November 26, 6cm is predicted by charts – and even more could possibly fall in the days after.
Meteorologists are currently warning: “Temperatures will be variable with both milder and colder spells likely, with some wintry weather also possible.”
It is about to get very cold but the Met Office’s long-range forecast from November 15 to November 24 says conditions will remain “changeable”.
This is especially in the north where low-pressure systems dominate, sometimes accompanied by rain and strong winds.
Drier conditions are forecast in the south and southeast, even though rain will reach those areas at times.
Wintry conditions are expected particularly in the higher ground in the north, according to the weather forecast.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said westerly winds will start to dominate from next week, meaning temperatures will be fairly mild.
People in the North East of England have been warned they could face temperatures of -2C.
James Madden, forecaster for Exact Weather, told the Express: “The cold is likely to win out before the end of November bringing an early taste of winter and the risk of snow.
“Waning solar activity means chances are high for a ‘little ice age’ winter this year with notable periods of cold and snow.
“We have high confidence for the most cold and wintry conditions since December 2010 developing towards the end of the year.”
Scotland will be the first part of the UK to experience freezing temperatures.
It is expected from next Wednesday onwards, blanketing Scotland’s high ground.
Parts of the Highlands could see two feet of snow on December 1, forecasters say.
At this stage, it’s not expected the snow will be too widespread.
The Met Office said: “Little evidence to suggest any prolonged widespread settled conditions as often areas of cloud, rain and showers will be around.
“Any clear spells that do occur give way to frost and fog as expected for the time of year. Overall remaining drier than average.”
Wales isn’t set for snow just yet, report WalesOnline.
The Met Office has predicted that it will begin to turn colder on Sunday and then for the week that follows, from Monday, November 22, to Wednesday, December 1, there will be high pressure which will often lie close to western or southwestern parts of the UK during this period.
But strong winds are possible, they said.