Met Office issues Merseyside more weather warnings for snow and ice on Friday

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More severe weather warnings have been issued for Merseyside as the Met Office predict that snow could fall across the region through Friday.

Current forecasts predict that most of the snow will remain over higher ground and that lower levels on Merseyside are more likely to experience sleet rather than snow.

However, the met office say that there is a chance that some snow could be seen across some low lying areas further away from the coast, due to drifting snow from higher levels.

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A forecaster at the Met Office said: “A developing low pressure system is expected to move southeastwards across the UK on Thursday, bringing a band of rain which is expected at times to turn to sleet or wet snow.

“The main risk of accumulating snow is during Friday on high ground of northern England and north Wales above around 200 m, where 2 to 5 cm is expected.

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Snow & ice warnings

“At low levels, rain or sleet is more likely. However, any heavier bursts of precipitation could readily turn to snow almost anywhere to give a more localised covering of 1 to 2 cm.

“In addition, ice is likely to be an additional hazard on untreated surfaces”.

The warnings come as Merseyside saw some sleet during Wednesday morning, with storm Jake also bringing winds of up to 50mph on Wednesday evening.

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