Multiple amber severe weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for the weekend.
The ‘mini’ Beast from the East comes on the back of a bitterly cold plume of air from Scandinavia, bringing with it snow and strong easterly winds.
Amber warnings are in place for between 4pm on Saturday afternoon and 9am on Sunday morning, with up to 15cm of snow expected over the East and West Midlands, North West England and Yorkshire and Humber.
The East of England and London and the South East are also in line for strong easterly winds and drifts of lying snow, leading to significant wind chill. Up to 10cm of snow is expected for these regions.
Yellow snow, ice and wind warnings blanket much of the rest of the Eastern side of the country, with up to 10cm of snow possible. Gusts of up to 70mph are possible.