Further weather warnings issued as Merseyside told to expect ‘widespread snow’


There are risks of snow to Merseyside this week as freezing winds from Russia grip the region and the Met Office have issued severe weather warnings.

The weather will get very cold on Merseyside as the mercury will struggle to climb above 0C through the week.

By Wednesday temperatures wont climb above 0C during the day and there could be nightly lows of just -4C, with the weather feeling closer to -8C at times.

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Merseyside is at risk from snow early morning on Tuesday as snow showers head in from the east.

The Met Office expect that there is a 90% chance of Merseyside seeing snow during this time.

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Further weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for Friday when even more snow is expected.

An area of low pressure that will bring severe winds and heavy rain to Portugal will head towards the UK and will clash with the freezing air.

Merseyside has been told to expect significant amounts of snow through Friday until 6pm.

The Met Office warn that there is potential for a spell of heavy snow, accompanied by strong winds on Friday.

There is a slight chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with stranded vehicles and passengers which will lead to severe travel delays.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “A weather system is expected to continue to move north into Friday and has potential to produce widespread snow, accompanied by strong winds.

“As less cold air follows from the south, there is a chance of snow turning to freezing rain bringing an additional ice risk.

“There is still uncertainty in how this system will develop but there is a small chance of the combined effects of snow, strong winds and ice leading to severe impacts”.

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