The final day of meteorological autumn will be fine and cold for many places with frost early and late but a frontal system skirting close to southern England will bring more in the way of cloud and a risk of some rain, sleet or snow for a time.
It's a cold and frosty start to the day for many regions with some mist or fog patches in places but these will clear and then for many areas it will be a fine and dry day with spells of sunshine. Some cloud will roll in from the northeast at times, bringing wintry showers to northern and eastern coastal districts with some slight snow accumulations, especially over higher ground, and some icy surfaces. Meanwhile, cloudier skies will affect many southern counties of England as outbreaks of rain and snow push up from the southwest, the snow mainly over Dartmoor and Exmoor where some slight accumulations are possible. Temperatures will again be below normal with highs in the range of 2°C to 5°C for many, but it will again be a touch milder around coasts.
That cloud and rain or snow in the south and southwest will tend to clear south tonight and then for much of the country clear skies will allow for another widespread and locally sharp frost to form. Wintry showers will continue towards the north and east of the country bringing a risk of icy surfaces and a slight covering of snow in places and these linger into tomorrow otherwise for many places meteorological winter will start on a mainly fine but cold note.
METEOROLOGIST : BARBER