Storm Frank has officially been named & could bring 60mph winds to Merseyside on Wednesday

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Storm Frank has officially been named by the Met Office & will bring strong winds and heavy of rain to parts of Merseyside on Wednesday.

Gusts of 60mph are possible on Tuesday night into Wednesday on Merseyside.

Heavy rain is also expected throughout Wednesday with 20-40mm possible in some areas which could lead to some localised flooding.

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A forecaster at the Met Office has said: “A cold front is likely to become slow-moving over western Britain during Tuesday night and Wednesday, with an associated strong, moist southwesterly airflow.

“Rainfall accumulations through this period are expected to be widely 20-40 mm, 60-80 mm.

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Met Office weather warnings for Wednesday

He added: “Gusts of 50-60 mph are also expected to affect many parts on Wednesday”

Storm Frank is the 6th named storm of the season, the first storm Merseyside saw was named Abigail.

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