Police have suggested drivers throughout a lot of Scotland to “journey with warning” in a single day and into Friday morning.
The warning comes after temperatures dipped to -14.4C (6.08F) in Aberdeenshire on Thursday morning.
A Met Workplace yellow warning for snow and ice covers the Northern Isles, Highland, Aberdeenshire and the japanese seaboard.
The areas prone to be affected additionally embrace the Borders, East Lothian and far of the Highlands and Islands.
Insp David Hynd mentioned the Met Workplace warnings indicated that icy patches and a few snow may very well be anticipated.
“Drivers ought to subsequently train additional warning whereas that is in power, which is between 18:00 tonight (Thursday) and 12:00 tomorrow.
“If you’re travelling you must make sure you and your car are adequately ready for the situations, ensuring you might have enough gasoline and provides resembling heat clothes, meals and water within the occasion you might be delayed for a number of hours.”
Drivers had been additionally suggested to cost cell phones, and plan their journey and different routes, and hearken to media broadcasts or go to the Site visitors Scotland web site.
The recommendation got here after the coldest temperature within the UK since 2012 was recorded in Braemar, the place temperatures plunged to -14.4C.
Loch Glascarnoch, close to Garve, in Wester Ross, had earlier recorded an in a single day temperature of -13.6C.
The freezing situations resulted in additional than 430 youngsters being given the time without work college within the Highlands.
The colleges affected had been largely in Wester Ross and Skye.
BBC reporter Davy Shanks posted a video to Twitter displaying the River Dee in Aberdeen starting to freeze after temperatures within the metropolis dropped to minus 4.