Photo: Man skates on Marine Lake, Southport

Experts have predicted severe ice in Southport tonight.

The North West of England has so far escaped the worst of the Arctic blast which hit the UK this week, but forecasters are warning that temperatures will plummet evening.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Temperatures will fall sharply after dark this evening allowing icy patches to form on untreated surfaces, including footpaths and cycleways, especially where there have been wintry showers today.

“Please be aware of the potential for difficult travel conditions.”

The warning covers the North West of England.

It will be a cold and dry but frosty and sunny start to Saturday, with a maximum temperature of 3°C.


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