Wales bore the brunt of the overnight snow, with up to 5cm (2in) settling in some areas - especially over higher ground,
It had spread to the Midlands and northern England by midday today, with Birmingham and Liverpool getting a dusting.
In southern England there was heavy rain, with the West Country and the South West getting the sharp end of the weather front moving in from the Atlantic.
Forecaster Stephen Davenport, of MeteoGroup, said: 'Wales have had the worst of the snow so far but it's heading northwards.
'It's gradually turning to rain in the south as milder conditions come in.
'By the time the band gets up to southern Scotland it's turning to rain almost everywhere else.'
In northern England the mercury is unlikely to go above freezing (32F) or 2C (36F).
The wet and wintry picture continues on Sunday as showery outbreaks are predicted across the country.
But forecasters said the snowfall will give way to a milder spell going into next week with temperatures that could reach as high as 13C (55.4F).
Helen Chivers, forecaster at the Met Office, said: 'Really, it's just normal wintry weather we've got over the next few days. As we go into next week, it's going to be very much milder.'

by metro