UPDATED: Met Office issue Merseyside more weather warnings for snow and ice TONIGHT

Snow in bebington
Snow could miss Wirral but Met Office say theres a chance of small accumulations. (Bebington Snow – 26/12/14)

The Met Office have again today issued more snow and ice weather warnings for Wirral and the surrounding Merseyside area, which are in force from 6pm tonight to 10am on Tuesday morning.

The cold westerly flow which became established across the UK Sunday night is set to continue overnight Monday and into Tuesday.

This is a very unstable airmass bringing showers of sleet, snow and hail.

Again, once we lose the effects of daytime sunshine, snow could start to accumulate more widely, and along with ice may present some problems, in particular for road travel on Tuesday morning.

Although the region is on alert this looks to most likely occur in parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and cross Pennine routes.

Northern areas will see most of the wintery conditions, however, there is a slight chance of accumulations falling down to lower levels to Wirral and Merseyside.

Ice will also be an additional hazard across much of northern Britain tonight.

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Met office snow and ice warnings cover merseyside

Chris Page, a forecaster at the Met Office has said: “The further inland from the coast you are, the more likely you will be to see some snow, but showers will be localised so not everyone will see them.

“It will remain quite windy and the fall in temperatures overnight could lead to some icy patches, so we would urge people to take care during the morning rush.

“The warning remains in place until 10am and any showers are likely to be a mixture of sleet and hail.”

Here’s how Tuesdays weather is looking:

Sunny spells and further showers, heavy and wintry at times with snow accumulations on hills.

It’ll remain cold and windy with occasional gales, especially around coasts and over hills.

Maximum Temperature 6C – Feels Like: -2C

Wirral Snow Chance: 60% – Highest chances of snow/sleet point to the early hours of Tuesday morning.

At the moment it could be more sleet or hail than than snow that will fall on the Wirral, but snow is quite hard to pin down so like us on Facebook and follow us twitter pages for latest info.

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