Merseyside colder than parts of Russia today, but temperatures are set to improve

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Merseyside has been colder than parts of Russia such as Moscow today, as colder air from the north sent temperatures plummeting.

Arctic air meant that Monday morning got off to a very cold start and it was that cold that some lakes in Merseyside froze over.

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The weather is set to be just as cold through Tuesday and with the wind chill temperatures could feel closer to -2C at times.

However, as the week progresses temperatures will become slightly milder, as a change in wind direction helps temperatures recover.

As the weekend approaches temperatures will be back into the high single fingers, as winds from a more westerly direction take over.

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This means a return in wetter and windier weather, the Met Office say: “Wednesday, rain and cloud clearing later.

“Mainly dry with sunny spells on Thursday and some overnight fog. Turning wet and windy on Friday, after a dry start”.

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