Winter is set to sweep in early on Tuesday with widespread snowfall up to 15cm (6ins) deep threatening to bring travel disruption.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings ahead of the icy blast set to hit the UK.
Temperatures fell as far as minus 5C (23F) in central England overnight on Monday bringing frost to most parts before the arrival of sleet and snow from the west later, the Press Association reported.
“There is a frontal system moving in from the west meeting the quite cold weather we have been having over the last few days.
“A yellow weather warning will be in place from 12pm today until 9am tomorrow covering high ground from Scotland down the east coast to the Midlands and we could see snow to lower levels below 200 metres of around 2cm (0.7ins).
“Obviously there will be a risk of difficult driving conditions on high routes over the Pennines and in Scotland and people will have to scrape the frost from their windscreens so it will be quite slow getting out and about on Wednesday.”
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