The beautiful colours of autumn provided a glorious backdrop in Britain today as the mild temperatures continue.
The mercury hit 16C in Devon today, but that followed autumn’s coldest night so far as the Highlands fell to -5C.
And we’re on course to see a marked temperature drop next week as the first cold snap of the season arrives.
Impressive sight: Members of the public stop to view the autumn colours today in St Fillans next to Loch Earn in Scotland
Pretty: The sun shines through the trees at Glenogle in the Scottish Highlands as walkers pass on a pretty autumn day today
Beautiful scenery: The stunning autumn colours at Glenogle in the Highlands are seen today following a mild autumn so far
Autumn colours: The gentle waters at Lochearnhead in the Highlands, which is located at the western end of Loch Earn
Flat water: Trees in many parts of Scotland - including Glenogle (pictured) - are starting to display their full autumn colours
Autumn in Glenogle: The beautiful colours of autumn provided a glorious backdrop today as the mild temperatures continue
Temperatures in Britain today ranged from 16C in Plymouth to 14C in London, 13C in Cardiff and 12C in Glasgow.
Conditions will stay in the mid-teens until the end of the weekend, before they drop by about 6C next week.
The Met Office is warning of ‘generally colder weather’ from next Monday with more widespread night frosts.
Forecaster Nicky Maxey said: ‘From Monday onwards we’re expecting temperatures to get a little bit cooler.
‘We could be looking at one or two degrees below what we’d expect at that time of year.
Coastal: Canoeists make their way through Milton Harbour in the picturesque North Yorkshire town of Whitby today
Orange and yellow: Bracken leaves bring an array of autumnal colours to the RSPB Arne nature reserve in Dorset today
A spot of lunch: The morning mist rises as two people enjoy a picnic with views of RSPB Arne in Dorset today
Beautiful Britain: Autumnal colours on Shipstal Beach in the morning's sunshine at RSPB Arne in Dorset today
Glorious reflections: The morning mist rises and the sun reflects on the sea at Shipstal Beach at RSPB Arne in Dorset today
‘We’ll have a contrast between this week which is going to be milder, and we’re looking at mid-teens.
‘But in the middle of next week you could be struggling to get into double figures. People might feel that contrast.
‘We’re going from a period when we’re above average to a period where we’re below average.’
She added that northern cities such as Manchester could be looking at highs of 8C during the day next week.
Nature reserve: The marshlands this morning at RSPB Arne in Dorset, which is hosting the BBC's Autumnwatch this week
In the quiet: Bracken leaves at RSPB Arne in Dorset, which has a vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland
Coastal feature: Shipstal Beach at RSPB Arne in Dorset, a nature reserve which overlooks Poole Harbour, is pictured today
Overnight chill: Frost on rowan berries in the Scottish Highlands this morning, where temperatures fell to -5C overnight
Negative figures: A frost covered leaf is pictured in the Highlands today, following the coldest night of the autumn so far
Ms Maxey added: ‘There’s likely to be more widespread frosts overnight. We’re quite likely to see below freezing
‘Even in town or city centres you might be seeing some temperatures below freezing. People will feel it.’
The average UK November mean maximum temperature over a 24-hour period is 9C, while the minimum is 3.3C.
Last night brought the coldest night of the autumn so far as -5C was recorded in Tulloch Bridge, Inverness-shire.