09 February 2009, 08:58
Scotland woke up to some of the coldest temperatures this winter, as people were warned of widespread icy conditions.
A few centimetres of snow fell over the central belt of Scotland overnight.
Aviemore in the Highlands recorded the lowest temperature in the UK this year at minus 18 Celsius. There were lows across other parts of the north, with Altnaharra and Loch Glascarnoch recording temperatures of minus 16.
The temperature in Aberdeen got down to minus 12 and minus ten degrees in Inverness.
With temperatures staying below-zero overnight, commuters were urged to take extra care on their journey into work.
The icy conditions have made driving difficult in some areas. In the north-east, the B974 Banchory to Fettercairn road and the B976 Crathie to Gairnsheil roads remained closed because of ice and snow.
The freezing conditions provided a boost for Scotland's ski centres, with thousands of skiers and snowboarders flocking to the slopes to make the most of the weather.
At Glenshee Ski Centre the car park was full by 10am on Sunday, with 1,500 cars.
At Nevis Range ski centre near Fort William there were around 800 people on the slopes by 10.30am on Sunday.
The forecast calls for continued bitter cold through the week and the risk for the odd wintry shower in parts.
Last updated: 09 February 2009, 15:59