Storm Bronagh set to bring torrential downpours and strong winds to Merseyside TONIGHT

Heavy rain on the way

The second storm of the season has been named by the Met office as Storm Bronagh.

A deep area of low pressure named Storm Bronagh will move across the region throughout Thursday bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

The storm will bring winds of up to 65 mph and up to 60mm of rain overnight and into Friday.

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Flying debris, fallen trees, travel delays, power cuts, large waves and flooding are all possible.

The Met Office has issued Merseyside severe weather warnings from 6pm Thursday to 9am Friday.

A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of rain is expected to move northeast across many parts of the UK on Thursday.

“Rain is likely to be most persistent and heaviest across parts of Wales and northwest England.

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“40-60 mm of rain is likely widely across the warning area, whilst some of the higher ground of Wales and perhaps Cumbria could see 80-100 mm.

“Area of strong winds is likely to develop across parts of Wales and southwest England during Thursday evening before spreading further eastwards across England.

“The strongest winds are then expected to clear into the North Sea early on Friday.

“Most likely is that we will see gusts of 45-50 mph in a few spots inland as well as more widely around exposed coasts.

“However, there is a small chance that stronger winds will develop in some areas with 60-65 mph gusts possible, particularly overnight into Friday across eastern England.

“The strong winds will accompanied by short-lived outbreaks of very heavy rain in places.”

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