Arctic air sweeps across Merseyside, but what does this mean for our weather ?

Overnight temps for Saturday. Credit: Met Office

Overnight temps for Saturday. Credit: Met Office

A lot of you may be wondering why there was a much chillier feel to the weather when you got up this morning.

This is due to colder northerly winds from the arctic sweeping across the country.

Polar air from the north on Friday and into the weekend

Polar air from the north on Friday and into the weekend

If you’re heading out on Friday or Saturday night it’s probably worth taking your coat, as nightly/early morning temperatures will fall to around 12C on Merseyside, giving a much chillier feel than recently.

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Arctic airmass sweeping Britain this weekend.

Arctic airmass sweeping Britain this weekend.

There is some hope for the weekend though, as high pressure will also be dominating our weather.

This will result in dry and some sunny conditions on Saturday, allowing temperatures to increase during the daytime and giving the weather a slightly warmer feel.

Time to grab the coat if you're heading out on Friday or Saturday night. Credit: Tom Munns

Time to grab the coat if you’re heading out on Friday or Saturday night. Credit: Tom Munns

Chris Burton a forecaster at the weather network said: “Temperatures will struggle to do better than 13 to 15C in northern areas for several days ahead.

“Where exposed to a strong northerly wind it will feel distinctly chilly for the first week of September. There will be some sunshine, but often a lot of cloud cover.

He added: “Where the wind drops overnight, temperatures will become increasing chilly”

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As high pressure builds from the west it will turn dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine.

Feeling pleasant in any sunshine, but were cloud builds and winds pick up into Sunday it will feel cool.

Chilly Nights.

Saturday – A bright chilly start for much of the region, with any low cloud lifting and breaking. Staying fine through the rest of the day with plenty of sunny spells and generally light winds. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Sunday – After another chilly start, it will be a mainly fine day with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Most places should remain dry, though the odd shower is possible. Maximum Temperature 16°C

So although feeling much cooler, at least we will have some sun on Saturday and it will stay dry all weekend… and NO SNOW as some national newspapers are reporting.

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A chilly feel to the start of the week, night time temperatures will remain into the low teens resulting in more chilly nights.

However, temperatures will recover due to the building high pressure towards the end of the week, feeling warmer, especially in any sunshine.

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