UK weather forecast – Icelandic air leaves UK facing a five-day freeze, snow and plunging temperatures – how will it affect you?
The Met Office has already issued a weather warning for parts of the country after strong winds hit the south west overnight and into this morning.
And with wintry air from Iceland expected to add any extra chill the nation, forecasters are warning of windy storms, snow dumps and washouts.
There is also the risk of "disruptive snowfall" , threatening to cause travel chaos.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It turns colder on Sunday with air from Iceland, and it certainly looks cold until midweek in the East.
“Widespread frosts and the chance of freezing fog are expected, with Monday morning down to -5C in Scotland and -3C in northern England.
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But the jet stream will strengthen, bringing high rainfall totals into Thursday in the West.
Marco added: “Gales or severe gales with gusts up to 60mph in the West are expected into the weekend, with further heavy rain – and snow in the North, mainly on hills.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Colder weather will arrive from the North, with East coasts prone to the odd wintry shower.
“There is a significant chance of disruptive snowfall as moister air arrives from the West from midweek.”
Parts of the country were submerged by flash floods as gale-force winds battered the UK on Friday.
Dean Hall, a forecaster with the Met Office, told the Sun Online: "On Sunday it's staying unsettled with more showers and rain, particularly first thing which could be accompanied by strong winds across the south. We could see strong gusts of wind.
"Through the day the showers will move away southwards and we will see cold north-westerly flow across the UK.
"It will be a day of sunshine and showers but will certainly feel colder.
"It will be a cold night going into Monday. There will be a sharp frost in northern and eastern parts with temperatures of -5 or -6 overnight when there are clear skies."
On Friday we told how Brits are braced for a blast of icy Scandinavian air next week, as the odds of a white Christmas is slashed.
As temperatures fall next week, bookies have slashed the odds on every city in Britain seeing snow on Christmas Day.
Aberdeen is the most likely to see a White Christmas at 6/5 while London’s chances have been cut from 5/1 to 9/2.
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