Brits are being warned to prepare for the return of strong winds and torrential rain before snow arrives at the weekend with temperatures dipping to -2C.
The country is due to be hit by the remnants of Tropical Storm Wanda from Tuesday which will bring more showers and gusts after the rain and gales at the end of last week that left parts of the Scottish borders under water.
The Met Office is not expecting the same flooding that led to a series of weather warnings but the public will need to have their raincoats and umbrellas at the ready.
Met Office meteorologist Dan Harris said: “Tropical Storm Wanda is not too far from the UK and may indirectly influence the forecast early next week.”
The storm is heading east across the Atlantic towards the UK and losing force as it goes which means it may no longer be classified as a tropical storm when it arrives.
Still it is capable of bringing a washout to the country for midweek while the wind could cause havoc for road and rail transport.
Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said that there is uncertainty about how much impact Wanda will have and it depends on the way it reacts to a jet stream.
“There will be a bright start to the new week, but an area of cloud, wind and rain will move in from the west,” he said.
“There is some uncertainty because it is associated with an area of low pressure that is moving towards Iceland. There is the possibility that Wanda will be picked up by the jet stream, and if the energy created by Wanda interacts with the jet stream in a certain way the jet stream will become more amplified.
“There is also a developing area of low pressure near Florida that is moving north. Essentially, what we have got is a tropical storm and another area of low pressure, and the jet stream all interacting in a complex way during the next few days.”
By next Monday, though, the temperatures are expected to have fallen according to WXCharts with large parts of the country having sub zero condition and at the same time there could be regular snowfalls of around 2.5cms daily.
Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to milder at 2C or 3C initially but the warmer weather in Scotland will dramatically change by November 22 as the temperatures are forecast to drop to -3C to -4C in the Highlands.
Scotland will receive the full brunt of the freezing temperatures not expected to rise above 0C and the cold blast will then head south.
Newcastle and Manchester will record Baltic temperatures of -1C to -2C while in London and the south east, the weather will be slightly warmer but will still not exceed 0C.
UK forecast for the next 5 days
This Evening and Tonight:
Cloudy for most but milder than recently.
Some rain likely in northwestern parts, particularly over Scotland, clearing to colder conditions from the north later in the night.
Windy in the north and west.
Early rain over southern Scotland and Northern Ireland moving south and weakening.
Some brighter spells ahead though perhaps some drizzle in the southeast.
Cooler with showers in far north.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Band of rain in the south with overnight mist and fog.
Showers and strong wind in the north.
Further rain moving into the northwest Friday.
Temperatures near or above average.