Parts of the UK could see temperatures drop as low as minus 10 as Storm Christoph gives way to colder weather over the weekend.
The storm brought torrential rain and flooding to parts of Greater Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales on Wednesday, with hundreds having to evacuate their homes overnight.
The Met Office predicts that colder weather will bring bitter temperatures as the storm continues to move east.
“We’re losing the rain but gaining some colder and possibly some wintry weather too,” Meteorologist Craig Snell said.
The chilly weather will continue into the weekend, according to Mr Snell, when temperatures could drop to minus 10C overnight in parts of Scotland, and as low as minus 7C in parts of England.
“It will be feeling cold, I think that certainly that will be something that we will all be noticing it will be colder than it was to start the week," he said.
“I think the main thing for most of us will be that we will see some frosty nights and with the ground wet from the rain we’ve had we may well see some icy patches."
A yellow weather warning for ice is in place along a large part of western coasts until 10am on Friday.
The alert – which stretches from the Scottish Highlands, down to the north west of England and into Wales, as well as covering Northern Ireland – says there is the possibility of injuries from icy conditions on ground which is already wet.
An additional yellow warning for snow and ice is in place across northern parts of Scotland until Friday lunchtime.
Storm Christoph brought chaos to the UK earlier in the week with care home residents among those who had to escape buildings affected by flooding in North Wales.
People were also told to leave their homes in the Didsbury and Northenden areas of Greater Manchester, Bangor-on-Dee in North Wales and in the Skewen area of Neath, North Wales.
South Wales Police said the body of a man had been recovered from the River Taff near Blackweir in Cardiff on Thursday, with the death being treated as unexplained, while emergency teams were also called out to protect supplies of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine following flooding in Wrexham.
Three severe flood warnings – signifying a threat to life – remain in place on Friday morning on the River Dee at Farndon, Bangor-on-Dee and the Lower Dee Valley near Llangollen.
As of 5am on Friday morning, there were an additional 182 flood warnings and 176 less serious flood alerts still in place in England, 13 flood warnings and 27 flood alerts in Wales and four flood alerts in Scotland.
Environment secretary George Eustice chaired a Cobra meeting in response to the ongoing flooding on Thursday afternoon, but reiterated “the danger has not passed”.
In a statement following the meeting, Mr Eustice said: “The water levels remain high and there is the risk of possible further flooding next week so everyone needs to remain vigilant, follow the advice and sign up for flood alerts.”