BRITS are buckling up as the Met Office issued an urgent danger to life warning as eight inches of the white stuff is set to fall with 80mph winds.
A chaotic combination of strong gales, heavy rain and snow will take hold from Tuesday across the UK as Storm Barra hits and temperatures continue to plummet.
Almost all of the country is covered by yellow weather warnings for snow, ice, and wind, with a five-day deep freeze on the way.
Forecasters have warned to expect travel disruption, loss of power and danger to life as a toxic mix of floodwater and powerful winds take hold later on.
The Met suggested many will be waking up to a cold start on Tuesday morning, as Storm Barra quickly arrives from the west.
The second named storm of the season will bring strong winds that "will spread inland and reach eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening".
Storm Barra: Heavy snow & urgent ‘danger to life’ warning as EIGHT INCHES of white stuff to fall with wild 80mph winds
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