Alex Deakin, a meteorologist with the Met Office said: "Winter is set to bite back next week - we're talking ice, frost and even some snow.
"Really icy winds will drive bitterly cold air from the Arctic southwards. It'll be some of the coldest air we've seen, even throughout the winter.
"We're expecting frost and ice to become a bit of a problem. We're also expecting some wintry showers - even some snow down to relatively low levels across northern Britain.
"We may well have to issue warnings."