Merseyside braced for 70mph winds as Met Office issue the region a severe weather warning

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Choppy seas at New Brighton

The Met Office have issued Merseyside a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds could cause power cuts and damage to buildings.

Winds are expected to peak across Merseyside on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, when 55-60mph, perhaps reaching 70mph in some places.

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The warning reads: “Road, rail and air services may be affected with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some restriction to roads and bridges are also possible.

“There is a small chance of power cuts, and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blowing off roofs”.

Temperatures are expected to around 15C on Wednesday, however, the windy weather will make it feel more like 13C.

Even in the run up to Merseyside’s Wednesday weather warning winds will be strong, as gusts of up to 50mph can be expected through Monday.

 

The Met Office say: “It will stay windy with sunshine and showers.

“The wind will be particularly strong on Tuesday night and early Wednesday, bringing gales to the region, even in the cities”.

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