Let's face it. We've had to endure some pretty miserable weather over recent months.
Days out with the family have had to be put off as another wind chill, storm or downpour has had Merseyside in its grip.
Hopefully (bearing in mind this is British weather we're talking about) things are about to change. Spring is a lot closer than you may realise.
There's already signs of flowers peeping up into view and there's plenty in store across the city as the (fingers crossed) finer weather takes hold. Let's enjoy it while we can!
When does spring start?
Spring will officially start on Monday, March 20 and come to an end on Wednesday, May 31.
The date of spring can be a little complicated according to the Met Office.
It says there are actually two different dates that mark the first day of the season - one being meteorological and the other astronomical.
Astronomical seasons refer to the position of Earth's orbit in relation to the sun taking into account equinoxes and solstices - this is the date most people use to decide when the season starts.
Whereas meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle - and according to this date spring began on Wednesday, March 1.
What causes the seasons?
The astronomical seasons are decided by the Earth rotating the sun.
The way the Earth rotates means that different parts of the globe are titled towards the sun whilst others are away from it.
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Because of this there is a difference in the amount of sunlight that reaches different parts of the Earth - this is what causes different seasons throughout the world.
What does spring mean for nature?
Birdsong reaches a peak and many flowers appear, in turn attracting insect-life including bees and butterflies.
Animals that hibernated in the winter - like hedgehogs, bats and butterflies - appear on the first warm days of spring so keep an eye out in early spring.
Other animals such as squirrels become more active and are easier to spot.
Millions of migrant birds return, with chiffchaffs, sand martins and wheatears amongst the first to appear in March and swallows, swifts, cuckoos, nightingales and many warblers in April and May.