FORECASTERS have issued a weather warning for ice across Wirral.

Icy patches are expected to form across the North West between 2am and 9am on Friday, December 29.

A band of rain, sleet and snow will push northeastwards across England as commuters have been warned that injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible.

Journey times may be affected due to conditions on roads and railways.

There may also be some delays to flights.

Snow is expected across parts of Scotland and the northern half of England as well and a  separate amber warning is in force for parts of northern England.

The chief forecaster's assessment said: "A band of rain is expected to push northeastwards across England on Friday morning and for an hour or two, after the rain begins, it is possible that rain may fall onto previously frozen surfaces leading to ice.

"Ice is less likely to form in built-up areas of larger cities.

"The rain may also turn to sleet and snow across the Midlands and East Anglia for a time leading to some temporary generally small accumulations before turning back to rain."