The change in the jet streams position has allowed colder winds from Siberia to hit the UK, resulting temperatures that could at the coldest for several years.
Next week the weather will get even colder when temperatures wont climb above 0C and nighttime temperatures will dip as low as -4C, with the weather feeling closer to -8C at times.
The drop in temperatures means a risk of snow and the Met Office has placed Merseyside on a severe weather warning on Tuesday and Wednesday when the weather will be at its coldest.
The Met Office are predicting that snow could fall at any point on Merseyside between 12:05am on Tuesday to 23:55pm on Wednesday.
— Met Office (@metoffice) February 24, 2018
They warn that heavy snow showers could affect the region with the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.
Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.
A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Further snow showers are expected through Tuesday, with the potential for a more organised band of snow to push south-west across many parts of England and Wales through the day.
— Met Office (@metoffice) February 23, 2018
“There is uncertainty in the extent of snow. However, there is the potential for 5-10 cm of snow in places where showers become more frequent, or in association with the more persistent band of snow.
“Nearby locations may see much less snow and only small accumulations of 0-2 cm in places. Strong winds will lead to drifting of lying snow, with lightning an additional hazard, particularly near North Sea coasts.
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