Snowfall is expected to fall from the Alps on Tuesday evening, according to the latest forecasts.
According to the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC), snowfall could be as much as 6 cm (1.4 inches) in the northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula and possibly as much 8 cm (25.4 centimeters) in its southern reaches.
This would be the first time the Antarctic has seen a total snowfall of less than 1 cm since December 1997.
According the NSIDC, this would mark the first snowfall over the sea level of less that 6 cm, and would be below the maximum snowfall recorded in April and May of 2016.
On the high seas, a low-pressure system is expected from the Gulf of Mexico and the north Pacific, with a wind of 10-20 mph (16-22 kph) onshore, the NSIDs forecast said.
On Monday, the coldest temperatures were recorded in the United States and Canada, with the average high in the Northeast near freezing.
In Antarctica, there are only two high-altitude lakes in the world: Gabbard and the Lascaux ice lake.