Liverpool weather: Met Office issue yellow weather warning for ice in parts of Merseyside - what to expect

The Met Office weather warning was issued on Tuesday morning (December 6) and covers a part of Liverpool City Region.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of ice for parts of Merseyside. It comes as the region is set to get hit with sub-zero temperatures in the build up to Christmas.

It was confirmed on Tuesday morning and will come into effect at 6pm on Wednesday (December 7). The warning will be active through to 12pm on Thursday (December 8).

All of Wales, most of Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as eastern England are all covered by the warning. It also includes parts of Merseyside, with Wirral, Hoylake and Bebbington the most affected.

Weather in Liverpool City Region and across the North West is set to continue being bleak and chilly as the Christmas season looks set to arrive in full flow. The Met Office says that from Thursday onwards it will be “staying mostly dry with sunny spells through the rest of the week. Isolated showers are possible, and these could turn wintry at times. Becoming increasingly cold with widespread overnight frosts.”

This comes following the confirmation that an “Arctic maritime air mass will push across the UK from the north this week bringing us some cold days, overnight frosts and a risk of wintry showers and snow”. This will see temperatures in the UK plummet.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Rebekah Sherwin, said: “Temperatures will start to dip this week, with daytime temperatures struggling to get above freezing in many places from mid-week onwards. However, the cold air from the Arctic will also bring brighter conditions, with some dry, sunny spells in many areas, particularly away from the coast.”

What to expect during the Met Office weather warning in Merseyside

The warning that affects part of Merseyside has been qualified as a yellow weather warning, meaning it is the most mild of the three weather warnings issued by the Met Office. The weather organisation warn that those affected by the warning could expect the following:

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths