Forecasters are predicting snow in Scotland and possibly Northern England next week. Southern England might escape the unseasonal snow but will have a rather frosty feel of 9C during the day and even lower in the evening.

“A northerly air stream in the middle part of next week means coldest conditions will probably be in Scotland, with sleet or snow showers and snow settling on higher ground,” said forecaster Brian Gaze of independent forecasters The Weather Outlook.

Positive Weather Solutions, which predicted a heatwave summer (which unfortunately did not arrive) are predicting a ‘white-out’ winter once again this year. Last winter was the coldest for 31 years, with an average UK-wide temperature of just (1.5C) and caused chaos, especially on the roads as the UK ran out of rock salt.

If this forecast is correct, then it might be a good time to start saving a bit of rock salt for your path and buying sledges for those potential days of work if you’re snowed in!