Storm Fionn has been named as the sixth storm of the season as 80mph winds expected


An area of low pressure that has now been named as Storm Fionn, she is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain.

Storm Fionn is set to hit the UK throughout Tuesday night, with Merseyside seeing gusts of up to 50mph.

Another separate weather system is also due to hit the UK through Wednesday and into Thursday.

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The second area of unsettled weather, which has not been named as a storm, will bring bigger gusts of 80mph, the Met Office warn.

Forecasters warn that there could be flying debris due to the strong winds, plus severe travel delays and large coastal waves, as Merseyside takes a direct impact from the stormy weather.

Merseyside has been issued a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds from 9pm on Wednesday to 11am on Thursday.

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.

“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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