The Met Office has upgraded Merseyside and the rest of the UK to a Level 3 cold weather alert which warns of a 90% chance of severe cold weather.
Temperatures are expected to be at a very cold -1C during the early morning rush hour on Thursday, with temps not climbing above 3C all day.
The warning is in place from 0900 on Wednesday 04 Jan and 1500 on Friday 06 Jan as there could be health risks to the young and venerable.
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) January 4, 2017
The Met Office has said: “After a brief milder spell Tuesday, a further period of cold conditions is expected to become established from Wednesday morning.
“This is due to a brief northerly air flow developing, before pressure builds across England overnight, leading to a widespread frost.
“Thursday then remains cold, with further frost likely overnight. Less cold air will then move in from the west through Friday”.
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 4, 2017
Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.
If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit http://www.nhs.uk.
If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from http://www.nhs.uk/winterhealth, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.
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