Wirral and Liverpool hit by snow and there could be more on the way

Wirral and Liverpool was hit by snow today as a weather front clashed with freezing air.

Rain turned to snow as it arrived which brought a sudden snow flurries to most of areas of Merseyside.

Temperatures stayed at a bitterly cold 1C throughout Friday as Arctic air continues to grip the country.

READ MORE: This when forecasters say Merseyside will be hit by snow

Forecasters expect that the snowy scenes could return next week as the Met Office warn that ‘snow could fall to lower levels’.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Cold but changeable conditions will be in place at the start of the extended outlook with spells of strong winds and rain, turning to snow at times.

“Overnight frosts are likely and snow, mainly over higher ground in the north, but with an increased risk to lower levels.”

Liverpool snow. CREDIT: Chris Burgess

Last year saw the beast from the east bring heavy snow to large parts of the UK and forecasters are warning that it could happen again as the month goes on.

Meteogroup the company that provide forecasts for the BBC are also forecasting an increasing chance of wintry weather at the start of February.

Many of our readers sent in video and pictures to capture the snowy scene across the region which you can watch at the top of this page.

On a mobile device ?. Scroll down to see the LIVE weather and tomorrows weather for Merseyside.

And like our facebook & twitter page to keep up to date with our latest posts.