Storm Gareth will bring 75 mph winds and a risk of power cuts to Merseyside

A deep area of low pressure which is set to bring strong winds to Merseyside as been named as a storm.

Storm Gareth has been named as it brings a number of risks to much of the UK.

The Met Office issued Merseyside a severe weather warning for strong winds through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

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Winds of over 70 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.”

As Storm Gareth moves away from the UK, the winds will ease and the rest of the week will remain unsettled with showers or spells of rain, and some brief drier interludes.

Although temperatures will be near average for the time of year it will often feel colder due to the strong winds.

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