London and the Home Counties have escaped the heaviest snow falls in the 100 mile corridor of treacherous and freezing weather expected to sweep down from Scotland.
London and Manchester received a light dusting of snow overnight.
Parts of Yorkshire had a blanket up to 5 cm deep.
The Met Office warned that the corridor of snow was expected to fall in a trajectory from Scotland, through the Pennines and Cumbria, the Midlands and across the capital and West Sussex.
High Wycombe experienced 2 cm. The Pennines had as much as 15 cm.
Kinbrace in the Highlands recorded a dip in temperature as low as -11.8 Celcius.
Travellers have been told expect icy roads, particularly around the coastal areas of East Anglia and Lincolnshire and motorists are urged to take care throughout the day.
The Met Office said:
It’s been a cold night and for a few places down towards the Pennines, central East Midlands and passing over the south and east of England, there has been some snow as well.
You can almost cut the UK in half along the Pennines, with temperatures in the South West reaching up to 10C, 8C in Northern Ireland and between 6C and 7C in the west of Scotland.
Tonight will see less snow fall across the country, with only Lincolnshire and Humberside expected to see any white coverage.
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