Tayside and Grampian are due to be hit by snow later this week as wintry weather sweeps into the country.
Winter landed in Courier Country this morning as freezing temperatures caused snow showers across Scotland.
Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night – but it was not the chilliest night of the autumn so far.
Temperatures are expected to plummet to as low as -9C in parts of Scotland next week, with snow showers possible at lower levels across the east coast.
A dazzling Northern Lights display which an expert said was "almost like being in Iceland" drew together eager stargazers keen to witness their appearance in UK skies.
Winter sports lovers have been left giddy with excitement after Scotland's ski slopes began posting videos and images of the season's first snowfalls.
Forecasters have warned that a downpour may bring "localised flooding" to parts of Tayside and Fife today.
Many people have woken up to the first widespread frost of the season after the coldest night since early May.
Many people will wake up to the first widespread frost of the season with temperatures in some places dipping below zero.
The UK is braced for a night of heavy rain and winds before Storm Brian batters the country this weekend.