Air from the arctic is currently in charge of the UK’s weather this week, as northerly winds filter down over country.
The colder weather sent temperatures plummeting below freezing during the early hours of Sunday morning.
Temps in rural parts of Scotland could fall as low as -14 or -15 °C tonight, which would make it the UK’s coldest night since 11 February 2012, almost 6 years ago! High pressure will bring clear & calm conditions and is dragging cold arctic air from the north pic.twitter.com/CrKvwqC5jL
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 6, 2018
Merseyside saw an official low of -2.1C, although in some rural areas it was reported that temperatures dipped even further towards the -5C mark.
The low temperatures were cold enough to partly freeze over the Central Park lake in Wallasey, with daytime temperatures staying at a bitter 4C all through Sunday.
Temperatures got that cold last night on Wirral parts of Central Park lake in wallasey has frozen over ❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/s5Yw8sYNdy
— Wirral Weather (@Wirral_Weather) January 7, 2018
The cold weather is expected to continue thorough the start of the new week on Merseyside, with temperatures during the Monday morning commute around freezing and with the wind chill it could feel closer to -5C at times.
This will mean a risk of some frost or ICY patches in places across Merseyside.
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