SNOW UPDATE: Wirral now on yellow warning for snow for Thursday

Met Office extend snow warning for Wirral for tonight & tomorrow

Met Office extend snow warning for Wirral for tonight & tomorrow

The Met Office have issued snow warnings for Wirral tonight and tomorrow, as a weather front moves in and collides with a colder air mass above Britain.

Although Wirral has been issued a snow warning snow showers are expected to affect mainly the north and northwest of the UK.

At the moment there’s more of a chance of the area seeing sleet & rain rather than snow but 1-3cm could be expected in the warning area the Met Office say.

Strong winds of up to 40mph are expected to continue to last through the night.

Liverpool Airport runway  - Pic by Twitter follower @dazza1405

Last time the area saw snow was on boxing day – Pic by Twitter follower @dazza1405 (LJLA)

Here’s how Thursday is currently looking:

Chance of sleety snow in the early hours of morning and possibly at times throughout Thursday.

Rain showers on and off throughout the day which could feature hail.

Max temp: 5c – Feels like: 0C

Low: 2C – Feels like: -4C

Chance of snow: 65% – Highest chance of snow points to early hours of Thursday morning and again around midday Thursday.

Forecasters are also suggesting that further snow showers could impact the UK in early February, as colder air stays above the UK.

Check out our gallery of this winters scene across Wirral: 

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This is an update to the warning issued on Monday to extend the warning a little further south into Wirral & Wales.

This post has used Met Office predictions.

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