Met Office warns Merseyside of flooding as thunderstorm weather warnings issued

The Met Office has issued Merseyside a yellow severe weather warning for heavy rain.

The warning has been issued as the forecaster expects that thundery downpours will affect the region through Sunday and into the early hours of Monday.

There’s a risk of some localised flooding where the heavy downpours occur, which could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

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A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Thunderstorms will continue to develop over the southern half of the UK throughout Sunday with some of these persisting into Monday morning.

“Whilst many areas will see small amounts of rain a few locations may see some very large totals with 30 mm possible within an hour and perhaps up to 80 mm in 3 hours.

“Along with this hail and thunder are likely as well as some locally strong gusts.

“Perhaps the most likely time and location for seeing these severe thunderstorms is over parts of Wales and extending southeastwards into southern parts of the Midlands during Sunday afternoon”.

Although the the threat of unsettled weather through Sunday, there will see some sunny spells and highs of 24C.

The warm temperatures will take a tumble as we head into into Bank Holiday Monday.

Temperatures will be slightly down than the weekend due to an increase in cloud cover.

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