Met Office issues Merseyside further weather warnings for snow and ice as cold snap continues

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Cold weather gripped Merseyside throughout Tuesday, temperatures stayed just above freezing.

The weather was that cold it turned what would usually be rain into snow, as a front collided with the polar air sitting above the country.

The Met office had placed Merseyside on severe weather warnings for Monday through until Wednesday.

Now the Met Office predict that there could be further risks of snow and ice as the cold snap continues.

Any lying snow or wet surface will freeze during Tuesday night and further snow could return over the next few days.

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Temperatures will fall quickly allowing ice to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads. Heavy snow showers will follow.

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

Met Office warnings are now in force from 11pm Thursday until 12pm Friday.

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A forecaster said: “Rain, sleet and hill snow is expected to clear northwestern Scotland late on Thursday evening, and these clearer conditions will spread to all parts by early Friday morning.

“Ice is expected to form as skies clear. Heavy snow showers will follow, and these will be most frequent across Northern Ireland and western Scotland, where 2-5 cm may accumulate above 100 m with some snow to low levels too.

“Ice will be the main hazard across Northern England and Wales”.

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