‘Pest from the west’ will bring a lot of rain to Merseyside this week


Just as the region waves goodbye to the beast from the east which brought freezing temperatures to Merseyside.

Another deep area of low pressure is set to collide with the UK during the weekend.

Named the pest from the west it is set to bring heavy rain and gusty winds through most of Saturday.

The worst of the weather is expected during the early hours of Saturday morning, when the Met Office say there is a 80% chance of very heavy rain for Merseyside.

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Although the wetter conditions, the weekend will feel very mild, with temperatures finally back into double figures for the first time in weeks.

This is due to low pressure systems allowing milder southerly air to creep up over the UK, raising temperatures.

The milder and wetter theme will also continue into the new week meaning the threat of snow is well and truly a thing of the past.

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Amy Hodgson, forecaster of The Weather Channel, said: “An area of low pressure will approach from the south-west over the weekend, its associated fronts reaching the British Isles and bringing moderate to at times heavy rain Friday evening into the weekend.

“It’ll be an unsettled day across the UK on Saturday, with rain set to move northwards through the day with snow on the hills.

“Scotland is expected to see dry but cloudy conditions until the evening, before snow will fall overnight into Sunday.

“A secondary area of low pressure will likely affect the British Isles Monday and Tuesday next week bringing plenty of wet and windy weather.”

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