Freezing temperatures on the way triggers Met Office cold weather alert


The freezing end of the week has caused the Met Office to issue a cold weather alert for parts of the UK.

Although Wirral is not on an alert, temperatures will fall to near freeing during the early hours of Sunday and temperatures will still be at just 2C during Sunday morning.

Throughout the rest of the day temperatures wont climb above 6C.

Parts of the south of the UK have been issued a cold weather alert as there is a 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow from now until Tuesday.

Alerts are issued when weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

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The Met Office say: “High pressure will build across the country over the weekend and into early next week.

“This will bring a spell of dry weather and light winds, with overnight frosts becoming widespread.

“The cold overnight temperatures will be offset by generally fine daytime conditions with sunny spells.

“However, fog patches will develop across central and southern areas Sunday night into Monday, suppressing daytime temperatures in places where slow to clear.

“Later Monday and into Tuesday, freezing fog may become more widespread although confidence decreases.

“Some cloudier conditions are also expected to spread southwards and bring less cold conditions, but the speed of this progress is a little uncertain at present.”

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