A massive storm could smash the UK with life-threatening winds up to 80mph this weekend.
The blast will sweep in from Scandinavia and bring freezing temperatures and snowfall as it reaches the UK on Friday morning.
The weather system, who is expected to be named Storm Deirdre, has forced the Met Office to issue severe warnings for wind and rain.
The warning for wind read: “A deep depression will move eastwards across northern Scotland on Friday bringing widespread gales.
“Inland gusts of 50-60 mph are likely quite widely, with gusts of 70-80 mph in exposed locations across northwest Scotland.
“Heavy rainfall may be an additional hazard across parts of northern and western Scotland.”
Regions affected by the dangerous storm is Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Highlands and Eileen Siar, Northern Ireland, Orkney and Shetland, Southwest Scotland and Stratchclyde.
The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for rain between 1am and 9am Friday morning for areas in South West England and Wales.
The meteorologists warned: “Spells of rain, heavy at times and accompanied by windy weather, are likely to produce 20-40 mm of rain over a period of several hours.
“Coming on top of some recent very wet weather, this rain is likely to lead to some temporary flooding impacts before the rain quickly clears early Friday morning.”
And the British Isles is not the only place being hit by severe winter conditions this weekend.
BBC weather presenter Susan Powell said: “The Atlantic is proving fairly generous at the moment with its offerings of low pressure ploughing into western Europe, looks like it’s just been one after the other in the last week.
“Some signs of things in the west just calming down a little by the time we get to Saturday and Sunday, but for the next 48 hours, low pressure it is, and that means some spells of heavy rain at times, also some strong winds.
“I think the worst of the rain perhaps for the UK and Scandinavia on Thursday.
“Further east we’ve still got the remnants of another low, it could bring some quite heavy rain into Turkey, but across the mountains some heavy snow.
“A little feature developing in the centre of the Med, bringing some rain into central Italy that will affect Rome.”
Ms Powell added: “Perhaps some fog lingering across the Spanish plateau, but generally some decent weather for Iberia.
“Quite a lot of cloud ahead of our low though across France, Germany, getting up into the low countries, some rain for coastal Scandinavia, and then some snow as the feature tucks inland.
“Friday sees the deeper low pressure centre though if anything, sweeping towards the UK, so that will bring the stronger winds. It is mild though across western Europe, thanks to that Atlantic influence.
“Further east, we do have some much colder air locked in place. So temperatures perhaps average or a little above for the likes of London and Paris in the coming days, but there will be some rain around.