Met Office warns Wirral to expect snow and ice

Colder air from the north will filter down over the UK this week as the jet stream moves further south.

Temperatures during early Tuesday will fall to near freezing and temperatures during the day won’t climb above 5c on Wirral.

Due to the fall in temperatures and the forecast of rain, theres a chance some rainfall could be wintry at times.

The forecast reads: “Another cold night with frequent showers increasingly falling as snow.

“Some showers may band together, leading to local accumulations of snow and an ice risk by the morning. Minimum temperature 0 °C.”

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The Met Office have issued Wirral and the rest of Merseyside a severe weather warning for snow and ice.

Wintry weather could affect the region from 8pm Tuesday to 10am Wednesday.

The forecaster warns that there could be slips or injuries due to the icy weather with some travel times impacted and some places could see 1-3cm of snow.

The Met Office say: “Wintry showers are expected to continue through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning leaving surfaces wet and leading to icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces.

“These showers will fall as a mixture of rain, hail and snow at times, the snow mostly over higher ground.

“Some places are likely to see 1-3 cm of snow, mainly above 200 m, with 4-8 cm possible over the higher ground in northwest England, Wales and west Scotland”.