The Met Office has warned there is colder weather to come after snow and sleet showers hit the UK on Tuesday.
Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for parts of the UK, with 10cm of snow forecast in some areas.
-18C and 10in of snow could hit Scotland as hundreds of gritters and snow ploughs are readied for big freeze
Scotland is tackling the longest cold spell for six years with 500 gritters and 100 snowploughs as a five-week chill from Europe sees forecasts of -18C and 10 inches of snow.
Wintry conditions might be a worry for motorists, but for some at Knowsley Safari Park the falling snow has proved a novel piece of entertainment.
Disruptive snow and plunging temperatures may hit the UK next week, forecasters have said.
The UK will wake up to sub-zero temperatures as wintry conditions grip the country.
Flurries of snow have fallen across parts of Britain as freezing wintry conditions grip much of the country, but those expecting a thick blanketing could be disappointed.
A string of crashes and road closures have affected parts of Scotland following overnight snowfall.
People across most of the UK have been advised to take caution as they head out on Thursday morning amid freezing conditions.
Michael Gove’s Game Of Thrones-style political prediction that “winter is coming” has come true, at least according to the Met Office.