Wirral rescue teams issue warnings to stay away from risk to life waves as 65 mph winds forecast

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Merseyside has been warned to expect winds of up to 65 mph through Sunday.

The Met Office have placed Merseyside on yellow severe weather warning from 8pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday.

The strongest of winds are expected to hit the region around Sunday lunchtime which will lead to large waves at coasts.

Wirral coastguard and New Brighton RNLI have warned members of the public to stay away from large waves and to avoid taking pictures.

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Wirral Coastguard said: “The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind for Wirral between 2100 hours tonight and 1200 hours tomorrow.

“A spell of strong winds are expected with the likelihood of coastal areas being affected by spray and large waves.

“If you are on the coastline, however dramatic the waves look, do not be tempted to put your life at risk by taking pictures and wave dodging.

“We cannot stress enough that promenades, sea walls and the waters edge are not safe places to be when the weather is bad.

“The tide can throw up masses of debris including bricks and stones and one cubic metre of water weighs a staggering one tonne! A dramatic photograph or selfie is not worth risking your life for.

“Don’t take risks, but if you do get into trouble or see someone else in difficulty on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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