And the latest predictions from the forecaster say that more snow will fall in the coming days, with the north of the country expected to see flurries by Sunday
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Parts of the country are on snow alert the day before Christmas with a warning for the white stuff in force and temperatures expected to plunge.
In Scotland almost three inches of snow will fall by the morning on higher ground, affecting areas in Central, Tayside & Fife, the Highlands, Strathclyde and Aberdeenshire.
According to the Met Office, snow and wintry showers will last until Christmas Day in northern Scotland.
And the latest predictions from the forecaster say that more snow will fall in the coming days, with the north of the country expected to see flurries by Sunday.
But whether Brits will wake up to a white Christmas remains uncertain with the Pennines in northern England likely to be one southerly region set to see snowfall.
On Friday for much of the country there will be rain in many areas as well as fog but milder conditions, with the snow limited to northern regions.
Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of Scotland, north of Glasgow.
The warning for snow says there could be flurries through to Friday morning with the warning in place until 11am.
Experts have warned that travel could be disrupted, especially for longer journeys, which people could be making ahead of Christmas.
The yellow snow warning does not cover Christmas day itself.
Rain will precede the warning before becoming lighter and patchier and being followed by snow.
Meteorologists said the snow will initially be confined to higher areas above 500m but during Thursday night will start to fall lower down.
The majority of the snow will fall above 300m, up to 5cm deep, with a possible excess of 10cm snow above 500m.
UK Weather Forecast
Early rain and hill snow over Scotland sinking southwards into northern England, brighter but colder and windy conditions following. Early fog patches further south with early rain in the southwest spreading into Wales and southern and central England later.
Evening rain over Wales and southern and central England easing later. Heavy rain into the southwest later in the night. Clearer and frosty in the north. Turning windier.
Cold and windy. Scotland and much of northern England bright. Cloudier further south with early heavy rain in the southwest spreading into Northern Ireland, Wales and southern and central England.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Generally cloudy with some rain at times, driest on Monday. Some sleet or hill, snow in the north on Sunday. Breezy in places. Mild becoming very mild in places.