The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a cold weather health warning as the nation braces for freezing conditions.
Temperatures have already dropped and are set to fall below freezing over the next couple of days across Merseyside. The official advisory from the government agency is in place for all of England until 6pm on Tuesday, according to the Mirror.
Across Liverpool and Wirral, temperatures are expected to fall to -1 this evening on Monday, February 6. However some areas can see lows of -3C, in the South and Midlands.
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Dr Agostinho Sousa, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said: "Cold weather can have serious consequences for health, with older people and those with heart or lung conditions particularly at risk. It’s important to check in on family, friends and relatives who are more vulnerable to the cold weather.
"If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over the age of 65, it is important to try and heat your home to at least 18C if you can." David Oliver, deputy chief forecaster at the Met Office, said the cold snap was the result of a dominant front of high pressure.
He said: "This will bring some cold nights with a widespread frost across the country. However, by day temperatures will recover to around mid-single figures, near normal for the time of year." Mostly dry with sunny spells. A chilly night to come.
The Met Office reports tomorrow will be rather cloudy and there may be the odd bright spell. It will remaining mostly dry and settled with some sunshine at times on Wednesday.
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