Storm Doris set to batter Merseyside and could bring 80mph winds

Storm Doris has been named and is set to batter Merseyside on Thursday.

Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm ‘Doris’, with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible.  

Heavy rain and storm force winds could cause interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris, the Met Office say.

The Amber warnings are in place throughout Thursday until 6pm.

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