UPDATED: Met Office issue Merseyside severe weather warning for strong winds

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The Met Office has issued Merseyside a severe yellow weather warning for strong winds, the warning is in pace from 2pm Monday – 6pm Tuesday night.

A powerful jet stream stretching across the Atlantic into the UK will steer a number of active weather systems across the UK during Monday and Tuesday.

This will bring a swathe of gales, with gusts of up to 55mph possible in some areas of Merseyside.

Met Office warnings in place for most of the UK today

Met Office warnings in place for most of the UK today

Winds will become more west or southwesterly on Tuesday, with further gusts of up to 40mph, before gradually easing later in the day.

Heavy rain will accompany the strong winds at times, with up to 20mm possible in places and large waves that may affect costal areas.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Monday should get off to bright but blustery start and through the morning blustery showers, with some on the heavy side.

“By the afternoon we are likely to have more in the way of rain, it’s also going to turn increasingly wet and windy”

What does a yellow warning mean ?:

This news comes as towards the end of this week Merseyside is to be blasted by warmer air from southern Europe, resulting in an increase in temperatures.

Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “Towards the latter part of this week we are expecting a Continental feed which will bring warm air into the country.

She added: “It does look like things will warm up and we have high confidence of above average temperatures”.

End of next week will see an increase in temperatures..

End of next week will see an increase in temperatures..

Although the warm temperatures, the dry spell may not last all week, as there’s a chance of wetter thundery weather at the weekend.

Jim Dale, a senior meteorologist at British Weather Solutions told Wirral Weather: “the warm dry spell kicks in for Wirral on Thursday/Friday, but don’t hold your breath.

“It’s currently likely to be short-lived with thundery breakdown into the weekend”.

Definitely a mixed week in terms of weather then…

We’ll keep you updated here on new information as we get it.

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Chance of thundery weather towards the end of next week.

Chance of thundery weather towards the end of next week.

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