Danger to life thunderstorms forecast to hit Merseyside causing flooding and power cuts

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The Met office have issued Merseyside a severe weather warning for heavy thundery rain throughout Friday.

The forecaster warns that lightning and heavy rain could lead to flooding and power cuts from 12am – 9pm on Friday.

As the rain will be very heavy at times, areas that do see rain could see severe flooding and the Met Office warn that it could pose a risk to life.

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The forecaster says: “There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost”.

The area of thunderstorms that develop across southern England and Wales drunging Friday morning are expected to move northwestwards towards Merseyside.

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As the severe weather approaches, thunderstorms are expected to hit the region by the afternoon and persisting into the early evening.

These could  bring torrential rain to some places with the potential for 20-30 mm of rain to fall in an hour and perhaps as much as 60 mm in a few hours.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Staying warm and humid, with further scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms during Friday and Saturday.

“Drier and brighter on Sunday, once early mist and fog clears. Feeling fresher”.

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