Merseyside told to expect ‘blizzard conditions’ as Met Office issues snow & wind warnings

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The Met Office has placed Merseyside on a snow and wind weather warning as temperatures are expected to drop bringing a risk of snow on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

The change in the position of the jet stream is to blame as arctic air will be able to filter down over to the UK.

By Thursday arctic weather will have the UK in its grasp, which will bring colder weather and a risk of sleet or snow to some areas of Mersyside.

Added in with the snow comes the warning of strong winds, which could batter the region on Thursday.

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Winds of up to 50mph could be expected and this will make the weather feel closer to -2C at times, which could make ‘blizzard conditions’.

The Met Office has said: “Cold air originating over Arctic Canada will affect the area from Wednesday evening through Thursday, bringing snow showers and strong winds.

“Wind gusts up to 55 mph are expected in exposed coastal areas and on hills in association with snow showers, leading to temporary blizzard conditions.

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“As well as reduced visibility, 2-5 cm of snow could accumulate anywhere within the warning area, with 10-20 cm possible above 300 m.

“Lightning may accompany the heaviest showers, with potential disruption to power supplies as a consequence”.

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