Storm Hector brought strong winds and heavy rain overnight on Wednesday and through Thursday to Merseyside.
Gusts of over 50 mph battered the region as the Met Office warned of travel disruption, large waves, power cuts and fallen trees.
— Sefton Council (@seftoncouncil) June 14, 2018
Highways England also issued a Severe Weather Alert for users of high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes who were advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of these vehicles being blown over.
Fallen tree’s across the region blocked roads and caused some travel disruption, but winds will ease throughout the day as Hector passes.
— Met Office (@metoffice) June 14, 2018
What storm is next ?
A storm is named when a combination of both the impact the weather may have, and the likelihood of those impacts occurring.
If impacts are likely to occur from another approaching area of low pressure, then the next storm to be named will be Storm Iona.
The Met Office forecast for July hints that there could be another risk of a named storm.
The Met Office say: “Areas of high pressure are likely to be to the west of the UK, bringing the potential that frontal systems could affect northern and western areas at times”.
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