Met Office warns Merseyside of 80mph winds as severe weather warnings issued

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An area of low pressure is set to make its way across the Atlantic bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

The worst of the winds are set to batter Merseyside throughout Wednesday and into Thursday, when the region could see gusts of 80mph.

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Forecasters warn that there could be flying debris due to the strong winds, plus severe travel delays and large coastal waves.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “During Wednesday night and into Thursday there is the potential for gusts of 60-70 mph quite widely and a small chance of winds reaching 80 mph in places.

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“The location of the most damaging winds is currently uncertain, although parts of northern and eastern England along with southern Scotland currently look more at risk.

“Along with the strong winds a spell of heavy rain can also be expected, which could also be combined with a temporary thaw of lying snow in the north”.

The yellow warning for strong winds is in place from 9pm on Wedsnesday to 1pm on Thursday.

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