With temperatures dropping across the country this week the likelihood of snow has risen. Parts of the north of England and Scotland are expected to see as much as 17 inches (43cm) of snow by the end of the month.
Will it snow in London?
Most of the snow will begin to fall in Scotland overnight on January 26.
The cold weather will continue on January 27 but less snow is forecast on that day.
In the early hours of January 28, however, snow is expected to fall in parts of Wales and most of Ireland.
By 6am on January 28 the snow showers will have moved eastwards towards London.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast said: “Into the weekend, it will be staying cloudy for most.
“A spell of rain is likely for a time in the northwest, spreading southeast across most parts, accompanied by strengthening winds.
“Next week, it looks like the south will see the driest weather, whilst the north could be wetter and windier at times.
“Later on in this period, some rain may briefly spread further southeast across the UK, although the most unsettled weather is likely to remain in the north and northwest, where some hill snow is possible.
“Further southeast drier spells will be accompanied by the best of any brightness, along with the greatest risk of fog and frost.
“Temperatures will generally be near average, although a little below at times in the north.
At the start of February, the Met Office says the southeast will see drier, brighter conditions with light winds, while the northwest gets heavier rainfall and stronger gusts.
The Met Office said: “There is potentially a greater risk of frost and fog patches developing towards the southeast.
“During colder, showery interludes, any snow will most likely be over higher ground in the north, but it could fall to lower levels at times.”