Met Office issue Merseyside severe weather warning for thundery downpours on Wednesday

Risk of thunder wednesday

Risk of thunder wednesday

The Met Office have today issued Merseyside a severe weather warning for heavy thundery rain Wednesday.

Although the weather will still be warm with Temps up to 30C and some bright spells at times on Wednesday, theres a chance of heavy thundery downpours according to the Met Office warning.

Wednesday weather warnings

Wednesday weather warnings

However, they do point out that there’s still a chance of Merseyside missing these showers and having a dry day.

WATCH BELOW: the last time the area saw a big thunderstorm it was quite dramatic:

A Chief forecaster at the Met Office has said: “A hot and increasingly humid airmass is expected to be in situ across much of the UK on Wednesday.

“This airmass looks conducive to isolated thunderstorm development during the afternoon and into the evening.

“With large amounts of energy available in the atmosphere, storms could be severe, with torrential downpours and hail of up to 1cm in size. 20-30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour, with as much as 60 mm possible in 3 hours very locally”.

Heavy rain expected

Heavy rain expected

A Met Office forecaster also commented: “Large uncertainty remains regarding areas most at risk from storms, and many areas will miss these altogether and stay dry and warm.

“However, where they do develop, very localised significant disruption is possible”.

The warning is in place from 4pm Wednesday to 11:50pm Wednesday.

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