Merseyside has been issued another severe weather warning for strong winds today, less than 24 hours after the region was battered by strong winds.
The strongest winds will affect southwest England and Wales during the morning, moving east to reach eastern parts of England later in the afternoon.
Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely fairly widely on Merseyside with some gusts reaching 65-75 mph along exposed coasts and over high ground in the west.
Another spell of strong winds is expected to move across much of England and Wales today. Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected quite widely with perhaps 75 mph gusts around the coasts and hills in the west. Stay #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/XUJZ19SrCT
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 4, 2018
The Met Office say “Early rain will gradually clear from Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester, but behind the rain, another swathe of very strong afternoon winds will follow.
“In Cumbria and the Lancashire Pennines, the rain will persist, falling as snow on the highest hills”.
The strongest of winds are expected to peak around 4pm across Merseyside.
— Sefik Akkurt (@01kebabman) January 3, 2018
On Wednesday Storm Eleanor flooded parts of New Brighton as 60mph winds battered the area, this forced the council to close the prom for a short time.
By the weekend the weather is set to get colder as polar air returns, sending temperatures back below freezing.
The Met Office say: “Much colder and drier. Saturday will stay fairly windy, but any early showers will soon clear.
“Sunday and Monday will have sunshine by day and sharp frosts by night”
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