The return of severe weather conditions to the west of England could upset travel plans for the end of next week, with the Met Office advising drivers to stay at home. Heavy snowfall is expected in the west of England, Wales, Yorkshire and Humber and the East and West Midlands from Wednesday. Drivers are advised to avoid travelling in the snow whenever possible, as low visibility, ice and compact snow will make roads treacherous.
Icy roads will also present a risk to drivers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham and Leeds this week. Those who are driving are advised to carry a shovel in case of unexpected road blockage.
Wednesday's snowfall will follow wintry showers in the North on Monday and Tuesday. Conditions are expected to worsen as the week goes on.