Winds of up to 90 mph are set to blow the country, but only after unusually warm temperatures next week.
Tropical air from Spain is expected to present an unlikely warm spell over the weekend before winter returns.
The weather bureau expects temperatures to reach 13°C on Monday and temperatures are likely to double throughout the week.
But Scotland’s far north is likely to be lost when forecasters issue a yellow weather warning for Sunday and Monday of strong winds that could damage buildings and put lives at risk.
The Bureau of Meteorology also warned of an “increased risk of frost and fog over Christmas and New Year.”
They said, “Any period of instability is likely to occur in the northwest, with occasional stronger winds and some long rains or periods of rain. Temperatures are expected to be roughly average, but are milder in the north and cooler in the south.” Sometimes, where frost is more likely to occur.
It comes just days after the UK experienced strong winds and torrential rain overnight when Storm Barra swept from the west, cutting trees and leaving some areas without power.
Southwest counties in England and Wales remain under a yellow weather warning until 6pm on Wednesday, meaning residents face transport delays and the risk of power outages.