Merseyside set to be battered by more strong winds and heavy rain TONIGHT


Another area of low pressure is on the way and is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK, 24 hours after Storm Fionn hit.

Although set to bring strong winds, the area of low pressure has not been named as storm by the Met Office.

How windy will it get ?

Winds throughout Wednesday are expected to be strong, gusting around 40mph during the day, towards evening they are expected to die down, before strengthening again during the early hours of Thursday.

During Thursday winds will again be strong, gusting around 60mph at times.

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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, as Merseyside takes a direct impact from the stormy weather.

Merseyside has been issued a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds from 12:05am to 9am 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.

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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”.

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