Snow was seen in higher parts of the country on what one meteorologist called “some of the coldest October days in a decade”.
John West at the Met Office told the Press Association flurries could continue throughout the weekend.
He said: “With the temperatures that we are seeing - struggling to reach double figures across the country - these are some of the coldest October days in a decade, much colder than average.
“We have seen some snow this morning, more up in Scotland. Aviemore has had around 1cm.”
Mr West explained that in the north-east of England it is “mostly sleety wet snow” pictures coming in from “people out there driving this morning” but it continues to be “quite showery”.
The forecaster added: “It is going to be cold over the next couple of days, but will start to peter out tomorrow.
“We will have some high pressure building in giving us a more settled picture, but we may continue to see some snow showers today and tomorrow.
“Temperatures will recover quite slowly but it is not likely to be as wintry.”