Liverpool are ready for sleet later this week as a cold front moves through the region.
BBC Weather is forecasting sleet showers Thursday and Friday this week.
Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as three degrees and the city will feel much colder than the mild weather experienced over the New Year period.
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The BBC has predicted the sleet will be followed by rain over the weekend, with temperatures rising slightly to nine and ten degrees.
With severe cold, sleet and heavy snow at risk in parts of the country, the UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and monitor those most at risk of the cold.
The Met Office is warning that parts of the UK, including the north west of England, will experience cold weather from midnight on January 4 to noon on January 6.
Met Office chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “After an unusually warm period, temperatures are expected to drop significantly in the north of England from late Monday to Tuesday.
“This drop in temperatures will spread further south later today Tuesday.
“This change is brought about by a cold flow from the north, which carries the risk of some winter showers in parts of the north of England, especially on the heights.
“Minimum temperatures over the next few days are expected to drop below freezing, increasing the risk of ice formation.”
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