Dig out your hat and scarf and get ready for an early winter; forecasters are predicting that snow will fall in Britain as early as next month.
Temperatures will fall sharply over the coming months and are forecast to drop below average for the time of year.
Long-range forecasters at Exacta Weather have also said that we should brace ourselves for another brutal winter from December through to February.
James Madden said: "As we head towards winter, I expect to see the first signs of some moderate to heavy snowfalls as early as October or November in certain parts of the UK.
"I expect December, January, and February to experience below-average temperatures, with the heaviest snowfalls occurring within the time frame of November to ­January across many parts of the UK."
Mr Madden added that the UK will face ­"prolonged periods of extreme cold and snow from the Arctic regions as cold easterlies or north-easterlies develop".
The Met Office also warned that we should expect colder-than-average nights at the beginning of October, which would bring with them the chance of overnight frosts. The Midlands and the South-east are expected to bear the brunt of the cold snap.
Heavy snowfall and freezing conditions have caused chaos across Britain for the last two winters and it looks like we can expect more of the same this time round.