Heavy rain and 50 mph winds will batter Merseyside through Friday

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Heavy and strong winds are set to hit the region through Friday, according to forecasters.

Winds of up to 50 mph will hit Merseyside through Friday evening and heavy rain is set to batter the area for a good few hours.

Parts of the UK have been issued severe weather warnings for rain and wind.

Although Merseyside is not on a warning, there could still be a risk of localised flooding in areas.

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The Met Office say: “Sunshine, showers and increasingly strong winds are likely on Friday.

“In the late afternoon and evening, heavy and persistent rain will arrive and wind speeds will reach gale force.”

The weather is set to continue to be showery through the weekend, however, winds will ease making it feel milder into next week.

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