Merseyside was hit by a rare meteorological phenomenon, as a squall line moved over the region during the early hours of this morning.
A squall line is an intense thin line of heavy rain and strong winds, which can form ahead of a cold weather front.
The line of severe weather can sometimes lead to frequent lightning, tornadoes and waterspouts, it moved over the area around 5am, with more rainfall falling behind the line of wet weather.
Check out this ‘squall line’. As it moves SE you’ll experience torrential rain and really strong winds – nasty conditions 💦💨. It’ll only last maybe 10/15 mins though. It’s also beautiful on the radar… 🤓#StormGeorgina pic.twitter.com/D1gInGtlQx
— Simon King (@SimonOKing) January 24, 2018
The event was due to storm Georgina hitting the country overnight, which will continue to bring strong winds and heavy rain throughout Wednesday.
The Met Office say: “A wet and windy start to Wednesday, with a band of rain, heavy at times, and accompanied by gusty and squally winds, moves quickly southeastwards, clearing mid-morning. Sunny spells and some heavy showers will follow into the afternoon. Staying windy”
On a mobile device ?. Scroll down to see the LIVE weather and tomorrows weather for Merseyside.
And like our facebook & twitter page to keep up to date with our latest posts