The first snow of the year touched down in the UK overnight as forecasters warned temperatures are set to tumble with widespread frosts in the coming days.
Glencoe, in Scotland, woke up to a covering of snow on Sunday morning with more of the same expected across hills in the north on Sunday night, the Met Office said.
Clear skies will bring the joint-coldest night of the year so far in the north as temperatures fall to -5C while southern areas will settle around freezing.
Glencoe, in Scotland, woke up to a blanket of snow across hilly areas on Sunday as winter arrived in the UK with temperatures expected to plunge for most of the country on Sunday night
Forecasters predicted more snow to come on Sunday night across hills in the north of England and Scotland as temperatures fall as low as -5C, making it the joint-lowest night of the year so far
While snow will be limited to hills in the north and Scotland, the Met Office said, most of the UK will see a frost on Monday
A milder than usual October is set to give way to a cold November in the coming days, with intermittent rain showers punctuated by spells of colder, dryer weather
Snow was also visible coating the hills in Invershin, near Carbisdale Castle, as the UK braces for the onset of winter
The cloudless skies will also mean excellent viewing for fireworks displays for the vast majority of the country.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said: ‘Any threat for showers will be in the early evening across the eastern coast of England and coastal Wales, but they will dissipate as the night goes on.’
The outlook for Monday and Tuesday remains mixed, according to a Met Office forecaster who spoke to Mail Online, with a mixture of showers and clear weather for most of the country.
‘Weather systems coming off the Atlantic will bring showers or longer spells of rain, though will raise temperatures slightly as they pass,’ the forecaster said.
‘Between the showers we will see colder weather as the winds switch to a north or northwesterly direction.’
Long range forecasts for the remainder of November show the UK could also be affected by a La Nina event, which typically brings a colder-than-usual start to the winter season.
The Met Office said its 30-day forecast remains highly changeable with showers interspersed with colder air, though things will stay brighter and dryer in the south.
While clear skies on Sunday will bring cold weather, it will also mean good conditions to view firework displays across the majority of the country
Fog settles between the hills on a crisp morning along the River Eamont, in the Eden Valley, on Sunday morning
The Guyzance Weir flows against a backdrop of autumnal trees on the fringes of the River Coquet in Northumberland
A man watches the sun rise over Bournemouth as forecasters say colder weather is expected in the coming days
A gull flies through the morning air over Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire on Sunday morning
Morning walkers take to the beach at Tynemouth, near Newcastle, which will see temperatures below freezing on Sunday
Swanage Beach, in Dorset, was busy with walkers on Sunday despite colder weather settling over much of the UK
Visitors to Swanage also took a boat out for a paddle with the white clifs of Ballard Down pictured in the background
Tourists in London wrapped up warm against the cold weather as they took pictures in front of some of the city’s landmarks