Heavy snowfall has spread to large parts of the UK leading to road closures and flight delays.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keate said: “The worst of the snow is currently across parts of Wales and the west and southern Midlands, while there is some snow falling over the home counties as well. “Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys have seen a few centimetres in a couple of hours.
“Steady snow is expected as this weather system moves over the next few hours into the afternoon roughly from mid-Wales to the north of London.
“There’s going to a split from the M4 corridor south, where it will mostly be rain, although the winds are really picking up there as well with gusts up to 60mph in some places in the south.
Strong winds and rain are forefact for London, southern England, according to the Met Office.
Temperatures are forecast to dip to minus double digits in some parts of Scotland.
Met Office Meteorologist Aidan McGivern comments: “Cold air from the Arctic has been drawn south in the wake of Storm Caroline, bringing the first real taste of winter. On Friday, many parts of the country can expect to see snow showers, with temperatures by day only a few degrees above freezing.”
“At night it’ll be frosty with lows generally around minus five in the countryside and as low as minus ten over snow covered mountains.”
“We are also expecting snow to affect many of Wales and central England on Sunday, so with National Severe Weather Warnings in force drivers in particular will need to regularly check the forecast so they can be prepared.”