What to expect on Merseyside from Storm Gareth

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 over night.

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

What to expect?

The worst of the winds are forecast to hit the region during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Gusts of 60-70 mph are expected which would make some dangerous travelling conditions during the morning rush hour.

Some bus and train services could be affected, with some journeys taking longer and there’s a risk of some short term loss of power and other services.

It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves making it a day to avoid the coast.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “The strong north-westerly winds will also affect southwest Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday.

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Gusts of 50-55 mph are likely inland and up to 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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