Freezing temperatures and snowfall look set to take hold of the country over the next week, forecaster have warned.
Drivers are being warned about hazardous conditions and should check their breakdown cover is up to date for peace of mind.
Parts of the North and eastern England were the first to see snowfall in Britain on Thursday - the earliest November snowfall for 17 years.
The showers are now moving southwards with south-west England, the Midlands and London likely to experience snow and icy conditions over the weekend.
The cold snap could last for at least 10 days due to cold winds travelling in from the North Sea and average night-time temperatures could plunge to as low as minus 6C.
Households across the country experienced sub-zero temperatures overnight with the coldest place in the UK being Carterhouse in the Scottish Borders, which touched minus 7.8C.
Benson in Oxfordshire recorded minus 7.6C, while the temperature at Kew Gardens in London sunk to minus 3.8C. Cardiff saw the mercury fall to minus 3.2C, and Newcastle minus 4.3C.