Met Office issues Merseyside severe weather warnings for snow & ice

Met office warn that snow could fall on Wednesday
The Met Office say that showers or outbreaks of rain will turn wintry overnight into Wednesday.

Although as we look at the latest forecasts, Merseyside has a greater chance of seeing sleet than any snow.

Icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements are also likely, which may lead to some difficult driving conditions and the potential for travel disruption into the Wednesday morning rush hour.

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Weather warnings
A forecaster at the Met Office said: “A cold front will move east and south across the United Kingdom through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

“This will introduce significantly colder air with frequent showers, these turning readily to sleet and snow even at low levels, 1 to 4 cm is expected in some areas by dawn Wednesday with up to 10 cm in places.

“These higher accumulations are more likely over higher ground above 200 m but may also occur to low levels where showers are heavy and prolonged.

“This is perhaps most likely across parts of Lancashire, the Manchester area and the Peak District and may result in local medium impacts.

“Clear spells between showers will also lead to icy stretches forming on untreated surfaces”.

The warnings are in place until 10am on Wednesday.