Cold weather health warning
A COLD weather health warning has been issued for the north west with temperatures as low as -8C (18F) on Saturday.
Heavy fog could make driving difficult and sleet and snow will fall on the Pennines and moors over the weekend.
The Met Office and Department of Health have warned of the devastating effects of such a cold spell – even for those who stay indoors. Elderly and vulnerable people could suffer heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia as a result of freezing conditions, they warned.