The sun rising over Thirsk, North Yorkshire/PA
Autumn mists, early-morning frosts and a burning sunrise provided Britain's last gasp of summer earlier today.
A glorious sunrise delighted residents of Thirsk in North Yorkshire and Danbury, Essex, creating the most amazing autumnal scenes before the cold snap starts.
Autumn trees near Selkirk, Scottish Borders/PA
Gale force winds are expected to batter the coastline later today, along with heavy outbreaks of rain in northern England and Scotland. Snow is expected t over 500 metres in northern Scotland.
Motorists should be prepared to scrape heavy morning frost of their windscreens this week.
Snow and sleet are forecast for the Pennines, North Yorkshire Moors and Peak District from
Wednesday, when overnight temperatures will plummet to -2C in urban areas.
Deer in Richmond Park/Getty
The south-west may even experience some light flurries.
Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan told the Mail: "This is the first cold snap of autumn and Monday is the changeover day.
Residents in the south and east got a taste of the wintry week ahead when temperatures fell on Saturday night to -1.8C at Santon Downham, Suffolk.
The mercury also plunged below freezing in parts of Essex, Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and Oxfordshire.