‘Severe snowfall’ has been predicted by one weather forecasting company by the end of the month.
WeatherAction says Britain could be gripped by freezing temperatures for four months due to a polar vortex and could get so low they could break records in October.
Piers Corbyn, of WeatherAction, told the Express: “We are expecting some quite severe snowfall before the end of this month and it will not just be confined to the far north, this could reach parts of the midlands or even further south.
“This spell of very cold weather looks like bringing substantial snow to a more widespread area of the country than people would necessarily expect at this time of year.
“We are also forecasting some very low temperatures, we could see the record for October broken this year.”
The Met Office says temperatures are expected to drop by the end of the month as the UK is currently experiencing extremely mild weather with highs of 22C on Tuesday.
However, the Met Office believes there is unlikely to be snow in England in October, though there may be overnight frosts.
A Met Office spokesperson told Bristol Live : “There is, as always at this time of year, a chance there may be some snow over high ground in Scotland and to lower levels in the far north of Scotland.
“Snow is regularly seen over higher ground in Scotland from September onwards.
“However, as far as the chance of snow in [the south of England] in October is concerned for the rest of the month the weather looks fairly typical for the time of year.
“It is likely to stay generally dry and bright in the south interspersed with spells of more wet and windy weather.
“Temperatures varying around average, but becoming colder as we go through the month with an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog.
“On the whole temperatures are likely to be rather cold, but some brief milder spells are also possible.”
WeatherAction, a long-range weather and climate forecasting service, suggests the cold front will bring heavier and longer lasting snow than the Beast from the East earlier in the year.
However, the Met Office dismissed the predictions of a freezing four-month period in the UK – or at least that it’s too early to tell.
it said meteorologists can provide detailed weather forecasts for up to seven days and regional forecasts for up to 30 days, but no further into the future.