Met Office warns Merseyside of flooding and 60mph winds as ex-hurricane Maria heads towards UK


The Met Office has warned Merseyside of heavy rain and strong winds though Sunday and Monday.

The warning is in place as an area of low pressure that was once Hurricane Maria, will track across the UK bringing the heavy rain and strong winds.

Heavy rain are likely to reach Merseysiude later on Saturday and may become prolonged by the early hours of Sunday, only clearing  later on Sunday.

The Met office warn that there is a small chance of localised flooding, causing damage to some buildings and that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “There is a small chance of fast flowing water or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

“In addition, strong winds may be an additional hazard at times with a slight chance of trees falling, power cuts and loss of other services to homes and businesses.

“Many places, particularly high ground will see 25-50 mm of rain, but where the rain becomes prolonged as much as 100 mm could fall over upland areas.

“The exact location of where the largest rainfall totals will occur is currently uncertain.

“Although it looks as if the more persistent rain should clear away southeastwards later on Sunday, further heavy persistent rain is possible in places on Monday; this appears more likely across the more southwestern parts of Britain.

“Strong winds are likely at times, with gusts of 50-60 mph possible in some exposed coastal areas”.

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