Storm Ali has been named but there’s an even stronger storm ready to hit Merseyside this week


Merseyside is expected to see strong wind gusts through Wednesday as storm Ali moves over the country.

Although Merseyside is not under a weather warning, the region could see winds reach 40 mph in some areas.

Some parts of the country have been issed Amber weather warnings as 80 mph winds could be a danger to life.

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The Met Office said: “Storm Ali will bring a spell of very strong winds to Northern Ireland from early on Wednesday morning, before these strong winds spread to far northwest England and central and southern Scotland by late morning.

“Strong winds will be accompanied by heavy squally showers.”

“Some areas, especially high ground and coastal regions, including within the Central Belt, could see gusts of 80 mph at times. Winds will ease from the west through the afternoon.”

There’s a growing risk that Merseyside could see their strongest winds towards the end of the week, when another deep area of low pressure arrives.

This is forecast to bring even stronger winds to the region, with early indications showing winds of over 50mph.

That means there is a growing chance that the next storm, storm Bronagh, could be named.

A forecaster at the Met office said: “Through Saturday wet weather is expected to arrive across the west, perhaps pushing across the UK on Sunday, potentially also bringing strong winds.

“Atlantic weather systems are then likely to continue to arrive from the west through the rest of the period bringing generally wetter conditions in the northwest, and drier conditions persisting for longest in the southeast.”

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