Liverpool sits on the north eastern bank of the River Mersey with substantial parts of its wider conurbation sitting across the waters on the Wirral Peninsula. The river estuary has shifting sand and mud banks and safe navigation by sail has historically been difficult in these waters.
In terms of English history, it is a young city becoming a borough in 1207 under King John and by the turn of the 16th century it was still relatively small with a population of about 500.
Liverpool grew with the expansion of the western trade routes for both Empire and world-wide trading from the late 17th century onwards, at one point dominating UK trade.
The city is 176 miles northwest of London, located on the Liverpool Bay of the Irish Sea. It is built across a ridge of sandstone hills of up to 70 m above sea-level.
Liverpool experiences a fairly typical mild British climate, heavily influenced by its maritime location and the impact of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Stream, with relatively cool summers and mild winters.
Being built on the banks of a river, the city has always been susceptible to storm and tidal surges but generally has not suffered as badly as some others, due to its local geography.
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You can move between the weather forecast, nearest observation site and climate for the location by clicking on the arrow next to the forecast location name and selecting either forecast, observations or climate.
The map view allows you to view both location and mapped forecasts for the UK.
To display your chosen forecast, select one of the options from the map menu on the right. A key to the forecast layer is provided below the timeline.
You can pan and zoom around the map using the controls in the top left of the map or by using your mouse to click and drag the map and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Zooming in on a location will display additional location forecasts in that area.
Click on the time selector to view the forecast for a particular time or use the play button to animate the forecast.
Five day table
The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at Liverpool.
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The Timeline provides an alternative graphical representation of the five day forecast for a location. Forecasts for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way. For each location we provide three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and feels like temperature.
The temperature range forecast is a relatively new way of displaying forecast information. Temperatures will fall within the indicated range roughly 9 times out of 10 with the most likely temperature shown in green. There may be variations between this product and the five day forecast. Five day forecasts of maximum and minimum temperature for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way.
Text forecasts are provided for the each of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with six regional forecasts for Scotland and eight regions of England.