MOST of the UK could see snow as Arctic air moves south and winds pick up towards the end of the week.

The weather system will move southwards and by Thursday showers will become increasingly wintry.

Freezing temperatures are predicted for Wiltshire and Swindon by the Met Office from Thursday through to Sunday.

And a yellow weather warning has been issued for Cornwall, Devon and Somerset as cold northerly winds are likely to bring occasional snow showers through Thursday and into Friday.

The Met Office warning: "Be aware of the potential for disruption to transport networks.

"A cold airstream will be in place by Thursday afternoon, bringing occasional snow showers, with 2-5cm of snow is possible, with 10cm possible above about 300m."

Elsewhere snow showers are forecast to the north of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the North York Moors, and possibly Norfolk by Friday.

Parts of the South East will also start to see wintry showers.

Steven Keates, of the Met Office, said: "On Thursday the showers spread further south and east, putting most places at risk of showers.

"It is going to turn much chillier, particularly through Thursday and Friday. Some areas could see snow, and some pretty significant snow.

"Most places are at risk. By Thursday and/or Friday, I think most places will stand risk of seeing something a bit wintry - sleet or snow."

Temperatures are not set to dip too low this week, but the wind - and some risk of gales across Scotland - will make it feel colder than it is.