“Elsewhere it’s a cold day again and feeling especially cold in the south where it will be breezy, but for most it will be dry and sunny.”
He continued: “Tomorrow night it’s likely to be very similar to Thursday night – we could get down to minus 16C (3.2F) in Scotland, but it’s worth bearing in mind that even across the south we could get into negative double figures.”
He said Benson in Oxfordshire was one of the spots predicted to reach minus 10C (14F) or below.
“Across the bulk of the UK, tomorrow night’s going to be really cold.”
Although Cornwall and parts of the South East that were heavily hit over Thursday night and Friday are not expected to see any more showers, drivers were warned to beware of ice roads caused by lingering snow.
Sleet and snow could continue across Kent into the early hours of Saturday morning, Mr Burkill said, but should have cleared by the time most people wake up.
A fresh yellow warning for snow and ice covering large areas of the UK took effect from noon on Friday until the same time on Saturday.
It covers northern Scotland, most of Northern Ireland, the eastern coast of England, the south of England and the west coast of Wales.
On Friday, a coating of up to 14 cm of snow caused havoc in the South West, forcing motorists to abandon their cars and seek shelter as traffic stood still.