Merseyside issued severe weather warning for ICE as freezing temperatures return to the region

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After a mild weekend when it was the warmest day of the year so far, temperatures are set to plummet tonight bringing the risk of ICE.

The warmer weather over the weekend was thanks to milder air from the south raising temperatures, but there has been a big change over the last few days.

A change in wind direction has meant colder polar air is now in charge of out weather, which means much colder temperatures.

Wednesday is expected to see rain at times and the Met Office has warned that due to the colder weather, this could freeze overnight and lead to ICE on untreated surfaces.

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Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services and injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Rain sleet and snow will affect Northern Ireland and Wales this evening spreading to central and southeastern England during the night.

“Following this, skies will clear and ice is likely to form. Snow will mainly be away from northern facing coasts and on high ground above 200 m where 2-5 cm may accumulate, mainly in northern areas. Some temporary snow is possible to low levels at times.

The yellow severe weather warning is in place from 6pm Wednesday to 10 am Thursday.

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