Merseyside warned of travel delays and power cuts as 70 mph winds set to batter the region

Sefik Akkurt

Merseyside has been placed on a yellow severe weather warning for strong winds.

The warning is in place from 10pm Wednesday to 9am on Thursday as gusts of up to 70 mph are expected.

The Met Office have warned the region to expect travel delays and power cuts as the strong winds hit.

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The Met Office say: “A period of very strong and gusty winds is likely on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

“Strongest winds will be across South West England and South and West Wales late evening, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph on coasts and 50 to 60 mph inland.”

“Elsewhere winds will be strongest after midnight, with gusts of 60 mph on coasts and 50 mph inland before easing during Thursday morning.”

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