Merseyside issued double snow weather warnings as coldest week of winter expected


Polar air has arrived over the UK and forecasters are predicting this could be the coldest spell of winter so far.

The Met Office warn that temperatures will dip as colder air rushes in over the country, this will mean daytime temperatures of just 4C and nightly lows well below freezing.

Further weather warnings have been issued for Merseyside as the threat of snow increases.

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The region has now been told to expect snow from 8pm Monday to 10am Wednesday, which could be heavy at times.

Snow is more likely on Tuesday morning on Merseyside as a weather front will collide with the freezing air sitting above the country.

The Met Office have given Merseyside an 80% chance of seeing snow and have warned that transport disruption is possible, with longer journey times and delays to public transport.

It isn’t just snow that the region has been warned to expect, ice will also be a threat as temperatures dip below freezing.

As temperatures drop untreated surfaces could freeze over leading to icy conditions.

Chief forecaster Frank Saunders said: “We’re in for a cold week ahead with freezing conditions overnight and a little snow for many parts of the UK at some point.

“On Tuesday night we could see temperatures as low as -11°C. There are a number of national severe weather warnings in place and we would urge everyone to stay up to date with the latest forecast.”

Although the colder weather, temperatures are set increase as the weekend approaches, by Saturday temperatures will be in the high single figures.

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