CCTV captures moment huge tree falls in strong winds as Wirral battered by severe weather

This is the moment a large tree fell in a Wirral garden as strong winds battered the area.

The incident was caught on CCTV which happened in a garden in Birkenhead.

The footage shows the tree falling and destroying a garden fence.

Rona Donnelly who owns the property said she “got the shock of her life” when she saw the damage.

She said: “Lucky enough it couldn’t of fallen in a better place.

“I had just been out pine cone picking and took some photos of the blue bells in the pots, as i went to come in a voice in my head said go round to sues ( my neighbour), go out of the way.

“So I went round 10 mins later we heard a rumble and i popped my head round the corner and got the shock of my life”

Wirral had been battered by strong winds and hail throughout Sunday and forecasters have warned Merseyside to expect more severe weather.

READ MORE: Merseyside issued more severe weather warnings as strong winds expected next week

The region is currently on a severe weather warning for snow and ice until 10am tomorrow morning.

There are risks of snow and ICE during Monday morning, however, most areas won’t see any snow and those that do will see very little.

The Met Office say: “Widespread icy patches will develop on untreated surfaces Sunday evening and night.

“Wintry showers will also continue through Sunday evening and night onwards into Monday morning, especially over Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“Snow accumulations will tend to be largely confined to hills and mountains above 200-300 metres where a few cms snow is possible.

“At lower-levels, any accumulations of snow will tend to be quite small and patchy in nature with most areas not seeing any snow settling.

The Met Office has also issued Merseyside a severe weather warning for strong winds through Wednesday.

Winds of over 60 mph are forecast to batter the region which could lead to large waves and power cuts.

The Met Office said: “A spell of strong northwesterly winds across Northern Ireland is expected to extend across much of England and Wales through Wednesday.

“Gusts of up to 50-55 mph are likely inland and 65 mph along western coasts. Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon.”

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