Strong wind and rain set to batter Merseyside ALL WEEK

Strong winds and heavy rain are set to batter Merseyside all week.

Monday will see a gusty start to the week as winds could top 50mph at times, being strongest around lunchtime.

The strong winds will continue through Tuesday, with the Met Office issuing a severe weather warning for Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning as winds could strengthen to 70mph in places.

The Met Office say that strong winds could cause power cuts and damage to buildings.

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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.

As the week progresses winds will weaken slightly, but parts of the region could still see gusty conditions at times.

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Although the threat of strong winds during the week, there will be some sunny spells at times, with the worst of the rain easing by by Friday.

The Met Office forecast reads: “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.

“Windy with sunny spells and blustery showers on Wednesday, with local thunder and hail.

“Fewer showers on Thursday with lighter winds and more sunshine on Friday. Remaining cool”.

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