A warning for snow has been issued for the North-east.
Some parts of the region could see five to 10 centimeters of snow.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning on Tuesday which increases to an amber warning on Wednesday.
A post on the forecaster’s site said: “Snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures.
“There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.
“Some rural communities could become cut off.
“Powercuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.
“There is the potential for five to 10 centimeters of snow in places though nearby locations may see only small accumulations of zero to two centimeters.
“The warning area has been adjusted to take into account latest indications.
“StrongSwinds may lead to drifting of lying snow (and severe wind chill) especially over hills, with lightning perhaps an additional hazard near North Sea coasts.”
Wednesday’s weather warning on the forecaster’s website said: “Heavy snow showers are expected on Wednesday.
“Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers. Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely.
“There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.
“Snow showers will bring variable snow cover, but parts of North-east England and Scotland are expected to see the most frequent and, at times, organised snow showers.
“Five to 10 centimeters of snow is expected quite widely with locally 10 to 20 centimeters possible.
“Strong winds will lead to drifting of snow and severe wind chill, while lightning could be an additional hazard, particularly near coasts.”
The warning extends into Thursday, with further snow showers expected and accompanied by very low temperatures.