Liverpool weather: Long wet period in store with chance of snow for parts of UK

Liverpool looks set to wake on Tuesday morning to a wet and dreary start to the day.

The rain is forecast to last right through to the end of the week and come Friday, it will be much windier, colder and dryer.

Saturday looks set to remain dry in Liverpool however some light and heavy showers and spells of sunshine are expected on Sunday.

Meanwhile, other parts of the United Kingdom will see temperatures drop by the weekend with some parts of country predicted to see snowfall.

“After a very mild few days, much colder air will arrive from the north later this week, which may bring some snow to the Scottish mountains,” said former BBC weatherman and meteorologist for Weathertrending John Hammond.

“That cold spell may not last all that long, but frost, and eventually snow, will probably figure more frequently in our forecasts before too long.”

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The reason some experts believe snow could be only days away is because of meteorologists refer to as a “Polar vortex collapse”.

When the Polar vortex collapses cooler air from the Artic moves in - when the vortex completely collapses it can lead to know what is known as a “Sudden Stratospheric Warming” which is connected to recent spells of cold weather across the UK.

This could lead to the possibility of snow in the south of England in late October.

“The last time that lowland southern Britain saw significant snowfall as early as October was in 2008 – a measure of how rare it is,” added Mr. Hammond.

North West England weather forecast

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Tonight

Drier for a time this evening but further rain arriving by dawn, possibly heavy in places. Another very mild night with low cloud and mist around the coasts. Minimum temperature 13 °C.

Tuesday:

A breezy and mostly cloudy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle throughout, this possibly turning heavy at times. Feeling rather warm again. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny spells and periods of rain or heavy showers on Wednesday and Thursday. Mild and windy at first but turning colder by Thursday. Much drier by Friday.

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(Source: The Met Office)