As temperatures drop and the winter months are just around the corner, more unsettled weather conditions are being seen around the UK.

Although some areas of the UK will still see relatively mild temperatures and weather conditions this week, the Met Office has forecast snow in some parts.

Here’s what you need to know.

Where could it snow in the UK this week?

On Tuesday (19 October), some southeastern areas of England will be mainly dry, with some bright and warm spells. Many other areas will be cloudy with areas of rain, some heavy, moving northeast. It will also be breezy and very mild.

The Met Office outlook for Wednesday (20 October) to Friday (22 October) said: “Showers or longer spells of rain on Wednesday and Thursday. Often windy with coastal gales. Turning drier and less windy into Friday but still showery for some and noticeably colder.”

The Met Office forecast for Friday 22 October to Sunday 31 October forecasts sunny spells and showers for most areas at the start of this period. with some places remaining dry.

However, it will feel breezy at times especially along northern, eastern and southern coasts.

Temperatures will begin to fall to below average for most areas across the UK, “increasing the likelihood of snow and wintery conditions over higher ground restricted to northern areas,” according to the Met Office.

It will then likely turn unsettled again over the weekend as cloud, rain and stronger winds arrive from the west, with unsettled conditions then likely to persist towards the end of October across the UK.

Temperatures will then be most likely to become warmer after an initially colder start to this period.

Any further spells of colder weather are likely to be short lived and restricted to the north of the UK, the Met Office said.