Storm Jake has been officially named – How will Merseyside be affected ?

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A band of showers will cross the southwest of Wales and southwest England on Wednesday morning with strong winds.

The strongest of gusts will affect south wales, with the possibility of 70mph gusts.

On Merseyside gusts are likely to reach 50mph towards Wednesday evening, especially at costal areas.

READ MORE: Met Office issues Merseyside severe weather warnings for snow & ice

A forecaster at the Met Office has said: “Winds will strengthen around southwest parts of the UK through Wednesday morning, particularly as a band of showers moves southeastwards across parts of Wales and southwest England.

“Along the band of showers there is scope for some locally squally winds and so disruption to travel but the period of strongest winds will be short lived”.

When storm Clodagh battered Wirral people risked their lives to from watch, which lead to the coastguard issuing safety warnings:

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