Heavy snowfall could cut off villages in the south east of England this week, the Met Office has warned.
A band of rain pushing eastwards across the country is likely to turn to snow on Tuesday evening, with up to 3cm likely going into Wednesday.
The south east is set to bear the brunt of the Arctic blast and the Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for snow on Tuesday and Wednesday – with travel delays on roads and rail likely and a chance that “some rural communities could become cut off” as the weather deteriorates.
Nationally, some areas could get up to 10cm of snow on high ground as Arctic winds from the north move into the UK.
The Met Office said: “Accumulations of 1-3 cm are likely quite widely, with accumulations of 5cm in places. There is a small chance that some areas could see up to 10 cm, more especially over the higher ground.”