Everything you need to know about Storm Freya hitting Merseyside

Sefik Akkurt

A deep area of low pressure named storm Freya will arrive this weekend bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

When?

Storm Freya is expected hit Merseyside during Sunday afternoon.

The strongest of the winds are expected around 6pm bringing plenty of heavy rain too.

Yellow severe weather warnings are in place from 3pm Sunday to 6am Monday.

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Impacts?

Gusts of 60-80 mph are possible inland and at the coast which has led to the Met office issuing weather warnings.

Forecasters are warning that the storm could bring down trees, lead to travel disruption and power cuts

Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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What do the Met Office say?

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly, said: “Storm Freya undergoes rapid cyclogenesis late Saturday and early Sunday as it moves across the eastern Atlantic Ocean towards the British Isles, this means the area of low pressure will deepen quickly as it moves towards us.

“This is a developing situation and the track of Freya’s strongest winds could change over the next few days, so we are advising people to keep an eye on the latest forecast and warnings from the Met Office.

Describing the potential impacts of Storm Freya, Jason said: “Where winds are strongest we can expect significant disruption to travel, with damage to buildings and trees likely. It’ll be especially dangerous near coastal areas due to the wind whipping up large waves.”

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