Merseyside could see snow during a very cold February, say forecasters

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There is a risk of snow on Merseyside as we head through February, according to the Met Office.

Colder polar air will remain sitting above the UK for most of the start of the month and weather fronts that hit the colder air will turn to snow over some areas.

There will be a battle between milder and colder air through the month, so pin pointing exactly where will be difficult.

This weekend will see very cold conditions, as Merseyside will dip below freezing on Sunday, making the Monday morning commute bitterly cold.

Towards the second half of the month forecasters expect that temperatures will be below average, leading to even colder weather with frost, freezing fog and more snow, forecasters warn.

However, the warmer temperatures could return as March approaches, which will bring a mix of rain, cloud and windy weather towards the end of the month.

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The Met Office forecast for the month says “Cloud, rain and snow are likely on Monday across much of the UK, clearing to sunshine and showers, although the southeast may stay largely dry.

“Outbreaks of rain and snow could then arrive in the north through Tuesday, with sunny spells elsewhere, although it will be cold.

“Changeable and windy weather will probably come back on Wednesday with rain and snow, before showers return on Thursday.

“By the following weekend, settled drier weather with lighter winds may become more dominant, accompanied by overnight frost and fog, which may take a long time to clear on some mornings.

“It will be windy at times, with a chance of snow showers in the east towards the end of the period. Temperatures are likely to stay below average for the time of year.

“It looks increasingly likely that settled and largely dry weather will dominate for a few days in mid-February.

“Temperatures will be rather cold with widespread frosts and a chance of snow showers”.

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