A number of weather warnings are in place across the country for wintry hazards as the cold weather continues into next week.
The UK will stay cold throughout Sunday and intovnext week with the risk of sleet and snow at times continuing, especially in coastal areas, with overnight frosts, severe at times.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington, said: “It is staying cold with daytime temperatures remaining only a few degrees above freezing in many places over the coming days and overnight temperatures dropping to -10°C or lower in isolated spots.
“Although below average, these temperatures are not that unusual for this time of year.
“There is still a risk we could see some freezing fog in places particularly southern England, especially for Sunday and Monday mornings.
“And there is also a small risk of a band of sleet or snow moving into the far Southeast on Sunday.
“If this happens it could potentially bring some disruption, especially to rush hour on Monday. A warning has been issued.”
The cold air from the Arctic is also bringing brighter conditions for many, with some dry and sunny weather, particularly away from coasts.
NEED TO KNOW: A Level 3 Cold Weather Alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) covering all of England and is currently in place until to Friday 16 December.
Darren Clark, severe weather resilience manager at National Highways, said: “Gritters continue to undertake salt spreading over the coming days where needed during the first significant operation of this autumn and winter season on motorways and major A-roads amid colder temperatures across the country.
“National Highways is committed to treating every road which needs to be treated – whenever it is needed.
“We are armed with the latest technology, forecasting intelligence and years of experience to help us make informed decisions about where and when we need to spread salt to help keep road users safe in even the most adverse weather conditions.”