UK weather: Snow warnings issued by Met Office as Liverpool temperature to drop to -5°C
The Met Office issues snow alerts across the United Kingdom as Liverpool temperature looks set to drop to as low as -5°C.
The Met Office has also issued a yellow status weather warning of snow and ice for Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens.
The warning is valid from 20:00 on Thursday through to 11.00 on Friday.
“Frequent wintry showers arriving from the west during Thursday evening and overnight are likely to lead to a fresh covering of snow for areas above 200m (mainly around 2-5 cm, possibly as much as 10 cm over highest ground where showers are most frequent),” reads the warning on the Met Office website.
“Falling snow below this level may cause some temporary slushy accumulations which then may freeze and cause dangerous, icy patches where skies remain clear for long enough.
“Winds will be gusty around heavier showers and there is also a risk of lightning strikes from isolated thunderstorms in some coastal districts.”
What to expect:
- Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
- Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.
- Some brief power outages are possible with a risk of isolated lightning strikes.
- Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.
North West England weather forecast
Wednesday, 5 January, to Sunday, 9 January
There’ll be isolated wintry showers across Merseyside and Cheshire first thing this morning, but elsewhere it should be dry with sunny skies. Despite the sunshine it will feel cold, especially in the brisk northwesterly breeze. Maximum temperature 6 °C.
Dry for most this evening and overnight with largely clear skies. As the breeze falls light temperatures will fall sharply with a widespread frost developing by morning. Minimum temperature -5 °C.
Starting cold with some sunny spells, and the risk of the odd wintry shower across Cumbria. Strong winds, rain and hill snow will spread from the west for the afternoon. Maximum temperature 7 °C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Cold and windy on Friday with blustery wintry showers. Windy and milder on Saturday with periods of rain. Scattered showers Sunday morning give way to rain later in the day.
(Source: The Met Office)