January could see snow as colder than usual weather is expected on Merseyside

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The start of 2017 will get off to a cold start and early forecasts suggest that the weather will get even colder as we head towards the middle of the month.

Latest suggestions favour a continuation of a very ‘blocked’ pattern, with drier and colder than normal conditions across the UK, and an increasing risk of fog, frost and possibly snow.

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However, there are likely to be brief, milder and wetter conditions at times through the month.

The Met Office say “temperatures are expected to be below the average and there’s risk of very cold conditions.

“This could allow a colder easterly flow to become established, with associated threat of snow in places”.

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