Merseyside freezes on the coldest night in TWO years with snow causing travel disruption

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Temperatures have not climbed above 3C throughout Sunday, as the country had its coldest night since 2016 on Saturday.

The freezing weather brought a light dusting of snow to some areas, with Liverpool City Centre seeing some flurries at times, thanks to colder arctic air from the north.

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Areas away from the coast such as parts of Cheshire and St Helens saw more significant snowfall, with the North West Motorways Police reporting a number of RTC’s across Merseyside due to the severe weather.

There’s a risk of further wintry showers throughout the day, as rain hits the colder air sitting above the region.

Most parts of Merseyside is expected to see sleet rather than snow, but Merseyside Police warn that the weather can be dangerous and has advised motorists to take their time and “take it easy on the roads”.

Last night was the coldest night since February 2016, as temperatures dipped to -13.5C to Dalwhinnie in Scotland.

Milder air from the west will mean a recovery in temperatures as Monday approaches and by Tuesday temps will be back into the double figures, making the weather feel much more bearable.

The Met Office say: “Tuesday, generally mild and cloudy with rain.

“Heavy, showery rain and strong winds then clearing on Wednesday with scattered showers following into Thursday”.

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