Britain shivers on coldest night of the autumn so far (but forecasters say it won't snow just yet)

Brits woke up to a freezing cold start this morning (Rex)

Britain woke up to widespread frost this morning as temperatures dipped to -6C on the coldest night of autumn so far.

Driver faced delayed starts to their work commutes and school runs as car windscreens were covered in ice, while a white tinge was noticeable on the grass.

Snow touched down on the hills in Scotland, while temperatures plummeted to -6C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, marking Sunday night as the coldest night of autumn.

Britain shivered as temperatures dipped below zero overnight (Met Office)

However, it still was not as cold as the -10.1C temperatures on 30 January, which still remains the coldest night of the whole year so far.

And forecasters are not predicting any snow for the country just yet – despite a freezing cold start to the week.

Luke Miall, a forecaster from the Met Office told Yahoo News UK: “We’re not expecting any cold snap or snow over the next few days.

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“If there is any snow it will be over the tops of the Scottish mountains, which is not unusual for this time of the year.”

Mr Miall said the rest of the week will be “changeable”.

He added: “Today is dry and bright in the south and east of the UK, skies are clouding over the west, rain and stronger winds are pushing into the northwest, particularly for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Snow fell on the Caringorms, although the Met Office said this is not unusual for the time of year (Rex)

“That band of rain is just going to gradually trundle its way down the rest of the UK overnight.

“The rest of the week will be sunshine and showers on the second half of Tuesday before drier conditions on Wednesday, and then rain will push in to the the north-west of the country.

“On the whole its a changeable week but there is nothing particularly cold about it.”