Storm Eva will pay a visit to Merseyside on Christmas Eve

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Storm Eva heading towards UK

Storm Eva has officially been named as the seasons 5th storm which will bring 70mph winds to parts of Ireland and Scotland.

Although the naming of the storm, Merseyside is set for less damaging winds of 40mph, however, winds could be stronger at costal areas, so its worth taking this into account if going out for a Christmas Eve walk.

Christmas Eve is looking like a mostly wet & windy day. Rain could be heavy for a time during the morning and there is a chance of some brighter spells once rain has cleared during the afternoon.

Temperatures will feel cooler once the rain has moved away, making it feel chilly as we head into Christmas Day.

READ MORE: FESTIVE FORECAST: What will the weather be like over Christmas on Wirral & Liverpool

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Today around about 20 or 25mph winds are expected. Things will get slightly windier tomorrow night where the winds could reach 30 to 35mph.

“Gale force winds will be around coasts and from tomorrow into Boxing Day morning, we could see gales around coasts and hills.”

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