Sleet has been forecast to fall in Liverpool as winter weather conditions begin in the UK.
From Thursday, temperatures will drop across the country as frequent showers, areas of heavy rain and some hill snow is expected.
The Met Office says there is also a chance of some snow at lower levels in places later in the week, though away from hills it is currently uncertain exactly where snow will fall.
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In the clear periods between bands of wintry showers, frosts are likely and these could be sharp or even severe in prolonged clear conditions in north-western parts of the UK.
And according to the BBC, on Friday morning, Liverpool could see sleet.
The forecasters predict the precipitation between 6am and 9am.
Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Although we’re going to see a few days with colder conditions, we shouldn’t be surprised that the start of winter brings a brief spell of wintry weather.
"Some parts of the UK, especially northern hills, may see snow, but for many, this will only be short-lived.
"We’ll be monitoring the forecast and we will issue warnings accordingly.”
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These unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the weekend with further periods of strong winds, heavy rain and wintry showers.
How long the rather cold conditions persist is currently uncertain, but looks likely to continue into early next week.
Chris Bulmer, Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist added: “Although winter has started rather abruptly, this colder spell is expected to be part of typical seasonal fluctuations and doesn’t set the mould for the rest of winter. “