Weather warnings remain in place as freezing conditions grip Merseyside

Sefton Park snow. CREDIT: Ant Clausen

Merseyside saw snow showers through Saturday and the Met Office are predicting that they could continue through Sunday and into Monday.

Temperatures on Merseyside won’t get any higher than 2C on Sunday and with winds gusting at around 40mph, the weather will feel closer to -7C at times.

With the freezing temperatures comes a risk of ICE, as any rain or snow could refreeze during the early hours of Monday morning.

The Met Office yellow severe weather warning for ICE is in place until 10am on Monday.

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The freezing weather has arrived thanks to a return of winds from the east, bringing colder conditions to the UK.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders, said: “It will stay bitterly cold with temperatures only reaching 0 °C to 3 °C widely this weekend, with snow showers for many.

“The heaviest snow is expected overnight tonight and tomorrow morning (Sunday) with around 5 – 10cms of snow within the warning areas, with a chance of 15 cm over higher ground.

“The snow could be disruptive in places, perhaps most likely in the southwest of England and southeast Wales and ice is a risk on untreated roads and pavements.

“It will stay bitterly cold and windy throughout Sunday with sunshine”.

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