Storm Imogen heads towards the UK – How will Merseyside be affected ?

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Storm Imogen is predicted to bring winds of up to 80mph to the south of England on Monday.

Severe weather warnings for strong winds are in place for the south, however, no warnings are currently in place for Merseyside.

Although no warnings are in place for Merseyside, the Met Office say that winds of up to 50mph will be likely across the region, so it’ll still be a very much windy day especially at costal areas.

 

Winds are expected to ease through Tuesday leading to a short drier, quieter and colder interlude for many on Wednesday before more wind and rain follows later in the week.

The last storm to hit the UK was storm Gertrude, 60mph winds battered Merseyside but this didn’t stop windsurfers from making the most of the choppy conditions in West Kirby, as seen in the video below:

The coastguard issued advice on watching large waves after we released shocking footage: “Strong waves often contain rocks, pebbles and stones which could injure the public as gale force nine winds can create waves up to 10m high.

They added: “Getting hit with large waves is like getting hit with a brick wall.

“It can be very dangerous, and we advise people to stay at a safe distance.”

 

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