Merseyside Weather Warning: Wirral on alert as 60mph winds are expected to batter the region TODAY

(today’s weather scene)

The Met Office have issued Merseyside with a severe yellow weather warning for strong winds yesterday.

The warning is in force until 7pm Today.

This is all due to deepening area of low pressure that will move east across the region during Monday evening, bringing strong westerly winds and heavy rain to Merseyside.

The Met Office warned the winds could even reach speeds of 70mph at some costal or exposed areas of the warning zone.

Predicted wind map for 3pm on Tuesday – Remaining windy throughout

A forecaster at the Met Office has said: “An active frontal system will bring a spell of heavy rain and strong winds to parts of North Wales and northern England during Monday evening and into the early hours of Tuesday.

They added: “heavy rain can be expected widely in the warning area with wind gusts of up to 50-60mph”.

The Met office have advised that the public should be aware of the risk of localised damage from winds and for minor disruption to travel and also should be aware of the risk of localised surface water and river flooding.

Last night Wirral saw peak gusts of 61mph.

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(what does a yellow warning for wind mean)

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